Damian Gorman was born in Newcastle, County Down. He has written extensively for television, radio and the stage. He has also worked, with David Barker, as a documentary film-maker and as a writer with many community groups in Northern Ireland. Gorman's stage plays include Broken Nails (winner of four Peacock Ulster Theatre Awards), Loved Ones and Sometimes (Nominated for Best Production in the 1998 Belfast City Council Awards). Gorman was awarded the Stewart Parker Playwright Award and in 1998 received an MBE for services to the arts. He was among three Northern Irish writers to be honoured with a Major Individual Artist Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2006.