Eugene O’Brien is a Dublin-based writer and actor. His 2001 play Eden won an Irish Times award for best new play, and the Stewart Parker Prize. It was staged at the Arts Theatre, in London’s West End, and on Broadway, subsequent to runs on the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock and main stages. It has since been translated into a number of languages and turned into a successful 2008 film. O’Brien has also written for television, including the IFTA-winning RTÉ series Pure Mule in 2005.