Martin Malone is an Irish novelist and short story writer. His novel The Broken Cedar was nominated for the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Us won the John B. Keane/Sunday Independent Award and his short story collection, The Mango War, won the RTÉ Francis MacManus Award in 2004. Martin’s work has also won the Killarney International Short Story Prize and was twice shortlisted for a Hennessy Award and a P.J. O’Connor Award. Martin also worked as a military policeman with the Irish Army, under the flag of the United Nations. He served five tours of duty in Lebanon and one in Iraq.