Julia Kelly studied English, Sociology and journalism in Dublin. She is the award winning writer of novels With My Lazy Eye, which was nominated for Book of the Decade by the Irish Book Awards, and The Playground. She lives in Dalkey, County Dublin.
Her latest book, Matchstick Man, is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking personal account of a brilliant man’s mental disintegration and its effects on his family. It is an unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people who live with someone who has Alzheimers.