Jim O'Hanlon was born in Dublin and is currently resident in London. A writer-director for television and theatre, two of his plays have been nominated for Manchester Evening News Awards for Best Play. As a television director, O'Hanlon has worked on 'Casualty', 'Belonging' and 'Coronation Street', for which he also wrote, and four series of 'Bad Girls'.
O'Hanlon has also directed extensively for theatre. His poetry and prose have appeared on The Sunday Tribune New Irish Writing Page.