• Biography


    Dublin-born Brendan Landers has had a varied career as a writer, novelist, journalist, publisher and editor. His journalism has appeared in a wide variety of mainstream Irish, Canadian and US publications, including The Irish Times, Suburbia Magazine, The Globe and Mail (Canada), The Vancouver Sun, This Magazine, Compass Magazine and Emmy Magazine (USA).


    He has also written for a number of publications that cater to the expatriate Irish community and people of Irish ancestry, including Irish America Magazine (New York), The Irish Post (Great Britain), The Irish Echo (Australia),The Celtic Connection (Vancouver) and The Toronto Irish News.


    He was Publisher and Managing Editor of Ireland’s Eye, a magazine for Irish Canadians, and Editor of the Irish Canada News, a Toronto-based monthly newspaper. He was also copy editor with the Northern Miner, a daily internet publication and weekly hard-copy newspaper which caters to the North American mining industry.


    Brendan’s short fiction has won prizes in the Dalkey Creates writing festival, the Dunlavin Arts Festival Short Story Competition, the James Plunkett Memorial Award, the Sunday Tribune/Education Matters Short Story Competition and the Toronto Star Short Story Competition. Other accolades include Canada’s Off The Wall Award for Fiction.


    His first novel Milo Devine was published to critical acclaim by Poolbeg Press and his short stories have appeared in publications such as The Blue Nib, Whispers & Shouts (Ireland), The Sunday Tribune (Ireland), Ireland’s Own (Ireland), Ireland’s Eye (Canada), The Celtic Connection (Canada), The Toronto Star (Canada), The White Wall Review (Canada) and Storyteller Magazine (Canada).


    He has appeared as a commentator on the Ryan Tubridy Show (RTE Radio), Hearts and Minds (BBC TV), Newstalk Radio, CBS News (USA), Near FM (Dublin) and the BBC World Service.


    He is married and is the father of a 26-year-old young man.




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  • Milo Devine

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    Milo Devine

    Milo Devine is a Dublin gumshoe, an ex-cop driven off the force for exposing police corruption
    A general election looms. Archie Cooley is The Gaffer – the brilliant, conniving leader of the opposition – and future Taoiseach of Ireland if the polls are correct. He’s also the father of wild and wilful Nuala, a former flame of Milo’s.
    Now Nuala is missing. And Cooley wants her back.
    Milo sets out to find her, breaking his golden rule: stay out of politics where smoke and mirrors are as deadly as the gun.
    Soon Milo is a hunted man in a race with the devil . . .

    Praise for Milo Devine
    Landers makes an instant connection with the reader.”
    Sunday World

    “Intensely readable and enjoyable.. he ranks with any other writer of his generation.”

    Toronto Irish News

    “Landers has an unerring eye for bachelor diets and clothes sense, pub culture, religious survivals and the reek of hidden scandals all fed into the narrative without disrupting the priority of the plot.”
    Mayo News

    “In the story-telling tradition of Raymond Chandler, Robert B. Parker and Rex Stout
    Northside People


    “Landers makes an instant connection with the reader.”

    Sunday World

    “Intensely readable and enjoyable... he ranks with any other writer of his generation.”

    Toronto Irish News


    Praise for Brendan Landers

    “Brendan Landers is one of the most insightful writers working in Ireland today. He’s often surprising and always sharp, always interesting.”
    Roddy Doyle

    “Brendan Landers makes you sit up and take note. His words are punchy, his sentences crackle. His writing resonates with an in-your-face quality.”
    Peter Murtagh, Irish Times


    Patricia Harty, Editor-In-Chief, Irish America Magazine


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    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

  • Contact me




    landersbrendan@ gmail.com