Aodhan Madden worked for many years as a journalist and critic with the Irish Press before taking up writing for a variety of mediums, including print, stage, radio and screen. The Abbey Theatre staged The Midnight Door in 1984, and his plays have been broadcast on RTE and the BBC. Madden also wrote the acclaimed film Night Train, which starred John Hurt and Brenda Blethyn. Madden has been the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Francis MacManus Award and was the three times recipient of the O.Z. Whitehead Award. He lives in Dublin.