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Alan Bennett was a stand-up comedian for a while and during that time he toured with David O'Doherty and Maeve Higgins and did well in some competitions and co-ran Schnitzel Comedy Club. Then he started writing fiction and it has been published in several literary magazines and anthologies including 30 Under 30 which Joseph O'Connor chose as one of his books of the year for The Irish Times. He received a Masters with first class honours in creative writing from UCD and a BA in fine art painting from LSAD. Now he's working on getting his novel on, and being in charge of HeadStuff.org.
Jade Hayden is an MA Journalism student and English, Media & Cultural Studies graduate, who spends the majority of her time reading good books, eating great food, and writing mediocre fiction. She is also the editor of HeadStuff's topical section. Send any submissions to [email protected]
Peter Morris is the film editor of HeadStuff as well as writer, reviewer and freelance cameraman and editor. He graduated with a BA in Film and Documentary from GMIT, where he specialised in film theory, directing and documentary production. Peter has worked with various film and television production companies during his time in Ireland and while living abroad in New Zealand such as TV3, Production Shed and TED Talks. He has directed a number of short films, and his documentary Takin Care of Business was shown as part of the 2010 Galway International Film Fleadh. He has a passion for the art of visual storytelling, both as a medium of entertainment and an instrument of change.
Tara Flynn is a writer and performer. She lives in Dublin with her husband, a dog and a cat and she appears regularly with Dublin Comedy Improv. You're Grand: the Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life (Hachette Books Ireland) was an Irish bestseller. Giving Out Yards: the Art of Complaint, Irish Style is in bookshops from October 15.