Jason Johnson's three novels focus on people facing extreme situations over short periods of time. Death, humour, lust and alcohol have so far featured prominently. Woundlicker (2005), a serial killer's confession, is set in Northern Ireland. Alina (2006), the hunt for a vanished sex worker, is set in Romania. Sinker (2014), where drinking alcohol is a professional sport, is set in Majorca. His fourth novel, about an unarmed hitman for the Irish government, will be published by Liberties Press in spring 2015. Jason is from Enniskillen and lives in Belfast.