Robert Cremins, a writer and teacher from Ireland, has lived and worked in Houston for more than 25 years. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and in the graduate creative writing program at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. The author of the novels A Sort of Homecoming and Send in the Devils, he has also published many essays, articles, and stories. His short fiction has been anthologized and broadcast on B.B.C. radio. For the past ten years, he has lectured in the Honors College at the University of Houston. Besides teaching classes on Irish literature and culture, he has led three study abroad trips to Ireland. He and his Texan wife have two children.