I’m Brendan, a writer and journalist from Ireland. I write fiction and games journalism. I’m currently the producer and host of Hey Lesson, a podcast about asking experts silly questions inspired by games. I have freelanced for PC Gamer, Gamasutra, Eurogamer, The Escapist, and Edge. I have also previously worked for Rock Paper Shotgun as Features Editor, and was once a sub-editor at the Guardian. I did some work for board game website Shut Up & Sit Down as well.
My fiction has been published by Liberties Press in the short story collection Brevity is the Soul, and I was shortlisted for the Desperate Literature Prize in 2020 for the short story Omar’s Ashes. I write interactive fiction under a pseudonym you may never discover.
I studied at the University of Sheffield, where I got a BA in Journalism and a MA in English Literature and Creative Writing.
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