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Brian McGilloway

Brian McGilloway

Brian McGilloway is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin and DS Lucy Black series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974. After studying English at Queen’s University, Belfast, he took up a teaching position in St Columb’s College in Derry, where he was Head of English. 

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The third Lucy Black novel, Preserve the Dead, is due out at the start of August, except, in the US, it will be called The Forgotten Ones. The idea of a book having two names in two different territories is not unusual but it can be confusing. The same thing happened with Hurt which, in the US, was called Someone You Know. In both cases, the decision to change the names was made by the respective publishers, who felt that their name would work best in their region. As an author, I feel a need to balance giving the books their best shot in each area with not confusing readers or misleading them. I know some people bought Someone You Know having already read Hurt, believing it to be a new Lucy novel, for which I can only apologise. I will try always to make it very clear, here on Facebook and on Twitter, when I have a new novel released.


Novelist Brian McGilloway was born and brought up in Derry, a city from which his imagination has never quite escaped.

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We are thrilled to learn that Little Girl Lost is now a New York Times bestseller, reaching No.9 in the current listings. The book also features on the USA Today Bestseller chart for this week. Thanks to all the US readers who have supported the book.

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We're delighted to announce that Brian has won BBC Northern Ireland's Tony Doyle Award 2014 for his screenplay, Little Emperors. As part of the award, Brian will be Writer In Residence with BBC NI for the next six months. You can find more details about the award here.

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Hurt - the sequel to Little Girl Lost- will be published this November by Constable and Robinson. Here's an early look at the cover blurb:

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