Brian has won several awards, including the Francis McManus Short Story Award and The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Travel and Education Award. He is a recipient of a Norman Mailer Writers Colony Scholarship (USA) and several residencies within Ireland. He has been a guest performer at The Merriman Summer School, The Frank O’Connor Weekend, The Green Ink Festival in London, the Ireland and its Diaspora Writers and Musicians tour of Germany and The Newport Festival in Rhode Island.
Most recently he published the short story “Footsteps” in This Landscape’s Fierce Embrace (The Poetry of Francis Harvey) edited by Professor Donna L Potts (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). Forthcoming in 2015 is Essays for Dermot Healy (Dalkey Archive Press, 2015).