Born in Belfast, Paul's work has been performed on stage and radio, published in print and translated into seven languages. He began his career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London's West End. Moving into prose, his short stories have been published in anthologies & literary journals been read on BBC Radio 3, 4 & 5. `Hollow' was shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2017. Paul co-founded the London Short Story Festival, of which, he was Director and Curator for 2014 & '15. He is associate director at Word Factory, `the UK's national organisation for excellence in the short story' The Guardian.