Karen Perry is the pen name of Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. Paul Perry is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books. A winner of The Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award, he is a Lecturer in Creative Writing for Kingston University, London, and Course Director in Poetry for the Faber Academy in Dublin. Karen Gillece is the author of four critically acclaimed novels. Her novels have been published in several European languages and in 2007 she won the European Union Prize for Literature. She lives in Dublin.