Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé was born in Carrahán in the West Kerry Gaeltacht in 1942. He is a novelist, short story writer, poet, memoirist and musician. A well-known Irish language author, he has eleven books to his credit. In the 1950s, Maidhc moved to England and then settled in Chicago where, during his ten years there, he met and played music with many of the great traditional Irish musicians. He returned to Ireland in 1969 and now lives in Kerry with his wife and family.