Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast (14.9.42) and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and occasionally a Writer-in-Residence (Universities of Aberdeen, Augsburg, Liverpool John Moore’s and Iowa State). After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland.
He has published five novels and five collections of short stories most of which are gathered into Collected Stories (2013). A sixth collection of stories 'Blank Pages' will be published in August 2021.
He has written versions of his fiction for other media - radio plays, television plays, screenplays, libretti.