Dermot McEvoy was born in Dublin in 1950 and immigrated to New York City four years later. He is a graduate of Hunter College and is the author of The Little Green Book of Irish Wisdom and the novels Terrible Angel, Our Lady of Greenwich Village and The 13th Apostle. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Dermot McEvoy recommends
The Red Coat (2014)
"The Red Coat vividly captures the nuances of Irish-Catholic life in mid-20th-century America. Reminiscent of a family-oriented Last Hurrah, the novel is full of the quirks of the Irish, wonderfully brought to life by Dolley Carlson, an extraordinarily gifted storyteller who gets hold of the reader and won’t let go."