Chris Connolly was born in Dublin in 1983. His work has appeared in such publications as Boston Literary Magazine, The New Guard Review, Southword, Wordlegs and The Galway Review and has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio.
In 2012, he was the winner of the Canon Sheehan Perpetual Literary Award. His work has twice been shortlisted for the RTÉ Francis McManus Award and the Fish International Short Story Competition.
In 2012, he was also shortlisted for the Over The Edge: New Writer of the Year Award and was a runner-up in the Penguin/RTÉ Short Story Competition.