Conor Carville was born in Armagh, N Ireland. He is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Reading University. His first collection of poems was Harm’s Way (Dedalus Press, 2013). A new book, English Martyrs, will appear in late 2019 from Two Rivers Press. Other publications include Samuel Beckett and the Visual, from Cambridge University Press (2018), and a book on Irish cultural theory, The Ends of Ireland: Criticism, History, Subjectivity (Manchester University Press, 2012). He lives in London with his wife and daughter.