Stephen Dineen was born, bred and buttered in Dublin. He studied history and politics in university, and has worked in public policy research, politics, journalism and the civil service.
Amidst completing two bad novels, Stephen has written and continues to write short stories. He has had six stories published, in Ireland and America: ‘Exiles’ (2008), ‘Chimes’ (2012), ‘Siren’s Song’ (2014), ‘Leap Years’ (2014), ‘The Driver’ (2015) and ‘Undated Days’ (2018), ‘Old Pursuits’ (2018) and ‘Compass’ (2019). The first five are available on this website (‘Siren’s Song’ is longer than the published version).
‘The Driver’ was long-listed in the 2012/2013 Fish Short Story Prize. ‘Siren’s Song’ was short-listed in the 2014 Labello Press International Short Story Competition.
In 2013, he read ‘The Driver’ at a public reading of the Wexford Fringe Festival in 2013. He is a member of the Rathmines Writers’ Workshop.
This website also contains Stephen’s regular reviews of pubs in which to try a pint in Dublin. He welcomes feedback on his work, and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org