John Morrow was born in Belfast in 1930. After leaving school at the age of 14, he worked in the shipyard, as a navvy, an insurance agent and an arts administrator.
He began writing short stories in the 1960s and his first work was published in the Honest Ulsterman and the Irish Press. A well-known local humorist, he has published three novels: Confessions of Prionsias O’Toole(1977),The Essex Factor(1982) and The Anals of Ballyturdeen (1996).
As a short story writer he has produced two collections: Northern Myths(1979) andSects and Other Stories(1987) and a collection of short autobiographical pieces: Pruck: A Life in Bits and Pieces(1999).