Stephen graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2015, where he studied Spanish and French, achieving a distinction in Spoken Spanish.

He was actively involved in writing during his time in college; his short story ‘Michael Sparrow, the Author of Ulysses’ was nominated for Short Story of the Year at the 2015 Irish Student Media Awards. Stephen has also had articles and reviews published in The New Statesman and Totally Dublin magazine.

Since October 2015 he has been living in Lisbon, Portugal, where he works as an English teacher and continues to write fiction and articles. Having lived in Spain and Portugal, Stephen hopes to travel and live in as many countries, and to learn as many languages, as possible. He would like to pursue a career in writing, media or publishing.