Creative Writing Alumni

School of English

William Ryan



William Ryan was born in Ireland and worked as a lawyer before taking up writing full-time. His first novel The Holy Thief (Mantle, 2010) was shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award, the CWA John Creasy New Blood Dagger, and a Barry Award. He is also author of The Bloody Meadow and The Twelfth Department.