Seán Farrell was born in Dublin. After graduating from Cambridge University, he settled in Burgundy where he works as a labourer and freelance editor. As a member of the board of the Lilliput Press, he maintains a keen interest in Irish publishing and works with writers of both fiction and non-fiction. He lives with his partner, Elske Rahill, and their various children, Phoenix, Fintan, Brocc and Bridget.