Gerald Lynch was born on a farm at Lough Egish in Co. Monaghan, Ireland, grew up in Canada and lives in Ottawa. Plaguing Jake is his eighth book of fiction and will be released by At Bay Press in 2024. The Dying Detective (2020) was the concluding novel of a trilogy comprising Omphalos and Missing Children. These novels were preceded by Troutstream, Exotic Dancers, and two books of short stories, Kisbey and One’s Company. He has published numerous short stories, essays, and reviews, as well as having edited a number of books. He has also authored two books of non-fiction, Stephen Leacock: Humour and Humanity and The One and the Many: Canadian Short Story Cycles. He has been the recipient of a few awards, including the gold award for short fiction in Canada’s National Magazine Awards.
Photo: Maura Lynch, Crow Photography