Brian O'Doherty was born in Roscommon. His novels are The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P. (New York, Pantheon, 1992); and The Deposition of Father McGreevey (New York, Turtle Press, Books & Co., Helen Marx Books, 1999/London, Arcadia Press, 2000), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 2000. Also known as the artist Patrick Ireland, he is Professor of Fine Arts and Media at the Southampton College Campus of Long Island University. A major retrospective exhibition of O'Doherty/Ireland's work is planned for Spring 2004 at the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art in Dublin, with venues in Europe and the US also planned. As an art critic and historian, his works include Inside the White Cube (University of California Press, 1999); and American Masters: The Voice and the Myth (New York, Random House, 1998). He lives in New York City and Todi, Italy.
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