Dominic O'Sullivan was born in North London and grew up in Muswell Hill. He has, however, spent much of his time in East Anglia. He studied German at the University of East Anglia under the guidance of his tutor Dr W.G. 'Max' Sebald. In 2009 he published his first collection of short stories 'Swifts' of which the title story was performed as a play in the Chocolate Factory, North London. In this collection both 'New Wave' and 'A Dash of Soda' were performed at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge in May 2013 as part of a season of monologues and dialogues.