2 - Born in Dublin, Marc de Faoite is a freelance writer and editor. Based in Malaysia from 2007 to 2022, he now lives at the foot of the French Alps. His more recent editing projects include Damyanti Biswas’s bestselling novel You Beneath Your Skin, which has recently been optioned for a multi-part TV drama. He was runner up for the The D.K. Dutt Award for Literary Excellence in both 2015 and 2016 and runner up for the inaugural Fay Khoo Award for Food and Drink Writing in 2016. Tropical Madness, a collection of his short stories, was longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize.
3 - Marc de Faoite endured a typical Irish childhood, filled with rain, itchy jumpers knitted from carpet wool, a not inconsiderable amount of allegedly corrective physical violence, a good deal of homemade bread and jam, and enough raw turnip for several lifetimes. In 1989 he threw salt and one last unrepentant glance over his shoulder, left Ireland, and never looked back since. He lived in England, Belgium, France, India, and Malaysia, before moving back to France in 2022. His short stories and non-fiction writing appear and have variously appeared in print on both paper and screen-based devices.