Originally from Dublin, Paul spent much of the decade after university living, working and travelling in diverse parts of the world. This included teaching and translating in Italy, working in a bank in Sydney, experiencing the roller-coaster ride of the dotcom boom in San Francisco, and surviving on pollo, arroz and huevos in South America.

Mostly due to his busy consultancy role working mainly in the university and medical sectors, an Italian wife, three children and a mortgage (though no dog), Paul is now more a traveller in mind than in body. His writings however continue to deal with the themes of distance, cultures, relationships and history.

Travels with Bertha: Two Years Exploring Australia in a 1978 Ford Stationwagon, issued by Liberties Press was described by Arminta Wallace in the Irish Times as one of the “Must Read Books of 2012″. (See Reviews.) Sifting for Gold: Poems of Distant Journeys and New Worlds was published in April 2014. His third book, The Bicycle Thief and the German Wife: An Italian Story, is due to be released in 2019

In recent years Paul has regularly been invited to talk in schools and teacher forums in Ireland and Italy about writing, humanities studies and the future of work.

Paul is a graduate of University College Dublin, the UCD Smurfit Business School, the Dublin Institute of Technology and of Berkeley, California.

Contact Paul on pablomartinez99@hotmail.com





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