About The Author

Darragh McManus

Darragh McManus is an author, journalist, playwright and screenwriter. SHIVER THE WHOLE NIGHT THROUGH is his first Young Adult book. He has previously published two crime novels: a vigilante thriller called EVEN FLOW (2012) and noir-style mystery THE POLKA DOT GIRL (2013). His first book was the humorous non-fiction GAA CONFIDENTIAL (2007), and he released a comic novel, COLD! STEEL! JUSTICE!!!, as an e-book under the name Alexander O'Hara (2011). For more than a decade Darragh has written reviews, features and opinion columns for several papers, including The Irish Independent, Sunday Times and Guardian. Several short stories have appeared in literary journals, in Ireland, UK and US. He's also written a play, which has had cast readings in Manhattan and Belfast and will be recorded for radio broadcast this year. Darragh lives in the west of Ireland and is currently working on some new YA stories. Follow Darragh at or on Twitter: @McManusDarragh