Acclaimed author Colin Bateman’s first collection of short fiction and drama.
Dublin Express is a collection of five rare short stories from one of Ireland’s most acclaimed novelists, together with the complete script of his hugely successful first play, National Anthem.
Join an assassin on the express train to Dublin in the title story,a killer being interrogated by a robot in NIPD Blue, a reformed terrorist bringing his old skills to the art world in The Prize and discover the first ever appearance by his award winning Mystery Man in the original The Case of Mrs. Geary’s Leather Trousers.
In ‘National Anthem’, the sell-out hit of Belfast Festival 2010, Bateman begins the search for an anthem to unite a country by putting together a feckless poet and an egotistical composer and letting them loose on the cultural history and inherited bigotries of his native land.
Colin Bateman is the author of more than thirty novels, including Divorcing Jack, I Predict A Riot and The Prisoner of Brenda.He wrote the screenplays for the movie versions of Divorcing Jack, Cycle of Violence and Wild About Harry as well as creating the long running BBC series Murphy’s Law and more recently two series of Scoop for TG4/BBC.In 2010 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Ulster for his services to literature.Really.