Patrick Flanery is an American writer living in London. His first novel won the Spear's/Laurent Perrier Best First Book Award and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, and the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France; it was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize. It has been translated into eleven languages. His second novel, Fallen Land, was published in 2013. His third novel, I Am No One, was published in 2016.
He is Professor of Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London.