David Park is the author of nine novels and two collections of short stories. His first novel The Healing won the Authors’ Club First Novel Award. The Truth Commissioner was awarded the Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize and adapted for film; The Light of Amsterdam was shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize and The Poets’ Wives was Belfast’s One City One Book. He has received a Major Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Ireland Fund Literary Award. His new novel, Travelling in a Strange Land, published in March 2018 by Bloomsbury, was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year. His work has been widely published in translation.