Patricia Craig was born in Belfast and was educated at Belfast College of Art and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London (Diploma in Art & Design, Hons.).
She has contributed articles, essays and conducted reviews for every major newspaper and academic literary journal/magazine as well as radio and TV broadcasts on matters literary.
She is Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast 2011-2014 and,earlier this year, was appointed to the Board of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queens University.
(With Mary Cadogan)
You’re A Brick, Angela! A New Look at the Girls’ Story 1839-1975 (Gollancz 1976; p/b 1986; GGBB 2003)
Women and Children First: The Fiction of Two World Wars (Gollancz 1978)
The Lady Investigates: Women Detectives and Spies in Fiction (Gollancz 1981; OUP p/b 1986)
Elizabeth Bowen (Penguin “Lives of Modern Women” Series 1986)
As ghost writer: One Girl’s War by Joan Miller (Brandon Books 1986: See Steve McDonagh obituary in Irish Times 27th Nov. 2010)
Brian Moore: A Biography (Bloomsbury 2002)
Asking for Trouble: A Memoir (Blackstaff 2007)
Patricia has edited the Oxford Books of English Detective Stories; Travel Stories; Modern Women’s Stories; Schooldays; Twelve Irish Ghost Stories; Book of Ireland; Book of Detective Stories
Edited The Penguin Books of British Comic Stories (Viking/Penguin 1990);
Book of British Comic Writing (Viking/Penguin 1992)
The Rattle of The North (Blackstaff 1992)
The Belfast Anthology (Blackstaff 1999 – short-listed for Belfast Arts Award)
The Ulster Anthology (Blackstaff 2006)
She is in the process of completing A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland to be published by Blackstaff Press in October 2012. (This is a kind of memoir-cum-social-literary-family history, with an anti-sectarian theme.)