Paul Howard

Journalist, Author, Playwright & Comedy Writer

Paul Howard is a multi-award-winning journalist, author, playwright and comedy writer.

He is best known as the creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, a fictional rugby jock whose exploits have been the subject of seventeen novels, which have  sold more than one million copies in Ireland alone. He is also the author of four hugely successful Ross O’Carroll-Kelly plays. He has been described by the Irish Times as “Ireland’s pre-eminent satirist” and by the Irish Independent as “one of the world’s funniest writers”. In 2013, he was named Columnist of the Year for his weekly satirical column in the Irish Times.

Before becoming a comedy writer, he was one of Ireland’s most respected sports journalists, and was named Irish Sports Journalist of the Year in the 1998.His biography of Tara Browne, the Irish-born Guinness heir immortalised in The Beatles’ song ‘A Day in the Life’, was published by Picador. It won the Best Non-Fiction award at the 2016 Irish Book Awards.