Peter Fallon was born in Germany in 1951 and grew up on his uncle’s farm near Kells in County Meath. He is an Honours Graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he has been Writer Fellow and Visiting Writer in the English Department.

At the age of eighteen he founded The Gallery Press which has published more than four hundred books of poems and plays by Ireland’s finest established and emerging authors and which is recognized internationally as the country’s pre-eminent literary publishing house. Among the writers it publishes are Derek Mahon, John Montague, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, John Banville, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Michael Hartnett and it has fostered a new generation of Irish poets such as Vona Groarke, Peter Sirr, Conor O’Callaghan, Kerry Hardie and Alan Gillis.

The Press regularly publishes books by Paul Muldoon and Seamus Heaney. It publishes the plays and stories of Brian Friel. The Gallery Press’s early accomplishment was recognized by a Better Ireland Award in 1991.