About the author
Patrick O’Keeffe is an Irish-born author whose work includes the highly acclaimed collection The Hill Road, and the novel The Visitors -- both released by Viking Press. Born in 1964 in Ireland's County Limerick, O'Keeffe moved to the United States in the early 1990's, where he eventually earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and a masters in creative writing from the University of Michigan. He currently teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Ohio University. His work has been honored with several prestigious awards, including the Story Prize for fiction in 2005, and a Whiting Writers' Award in 2006.