Robert Doyle studied Philosophy and Psychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin. His first novel, Here are the Young Men (2014) was named as a book of the year by The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post and Independent. This novel was also selected by Hot Press as one of the ‘20 Greatest Irish Novels since 1916’. His stories, essays and criticism have been published by The Dublin Review, The Irish Times, Sunday Times and others. A selection of his short stories, This is the Ritual, was published in January 2016.