Paul Martin

After graduating from University College Dublin with a degree in English and Italian, Paul Martin spent much of the following decade living, working  and travelling in diverse parts of the world. This included teaching and translating in Italy, working in a bank in Sydney, co-founding and managing a start-up technology company in San Francisco, and travelling extensively in South America.


Keynote Speaker at a seminar on Resilience, Creativity and Authenticity, Liceo Leopardi, Recanati, Italy

In the last two decades Paul has held senior business management and consultancy positions helping to plan and lead multi-million euro projects mainly in the educational and health sectors. He has also worked as a secondary school English and business teacher.

Paul’s writings deal with the themes of cultural differences, history and the unexpected lives of  ordinary people. In recent years, Paul has become a regular speaker in schools and at teacher forums in Ireland and Italy to discuss writing, the humanities, careers and education. His 2019 book, The Bicycle Thief and the German Wife, is now being incorporated into a translation module being undertaken by the Liceo Nolfi in Fano, Italy.

Paul lives with his Italian wife, Barbara and their three children, in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Contact Paul on paulmartinwriter@gmail.com


Village Bookshop

The Bicycle Thief and the German Wife alongside Travels with Bertha, in the Village Bookshop, Main St, Greystones

Travels with Bertha (Two Years Exploring Australia in a 1978 Ford Stationwagon), published by Liberties Press, Dublin, 2012. Described by The Irish Times as one of the “Must Read Books of 2012″

Sifting for Gold (Poems from Distant Journeys and New Worlds),a poetry collection, was published in 2014 by Original Writing

The Bicycle Thief and the German Wife (The Hidden War of a German-speaking Italian Family)published by Affinitá Elettive, Ancona, was launched in April 2019 in Italy and in June 2019 in Ireland during the Dalkey Book Festival.

Please contact Paul on paulmartinwriter@gmail.com