Laurence O’Dwyer is a graduate of University College Cork and holds a PhD in paradigms of memory formation from Trinity College Dublin. In 2016 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. He has also won a Hennessy New Irish Writing Award (2004) and been short-listed for the Bridport Prize for Poetry (2005). His brain imaging research in autism and Alzheimer’s disease has been published in a range of academic journals and his science journalism appears in the Guardian and the Irish Medical Times. In 2016, he devoted his time to writing and long-distance mountain running, mostly in the Pyrenees. Current projects include a collaboration with Asylum Productions for a theatre performance that merges poetry, puppetry and an academic lecture about memory and neuroscience. He also collaborates with Swedish indie game developer, Macalaus, contributing texts for a game about space-travel and the search for home.