Neil is a writer from the west of Ireland. He has won several awards for short fiction and has been shortlisted for Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, was a runner up in the Bournemouth Writing Prize, and longlisted for the Alpine Writing Fellowship Prize, among others. His work has appeared in a range of magazines and journals. He has been awarded mentorships and bursaries from the Munster Literature Centre, Roscommon County Council, and from the Irish Writers Centre for work on his first novel. He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick.