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Welcome to the official website of Thomas Paul Burgess, novelist, academic and musician. Here you can find information and links to his output, including fiction, academic work and song writing.

Dr, Thomas Paul Burgess holds degrees from the University of Ulster, Cork and Oxford and has been published widely in the areas of cultural identity and community. He is a songwriter with his critically acclaimed band, Ruefrex. He has worked as a commentator for a number of national newspaper publications and broadcasters and is currently a senior lecturer at University College, Cork, Ireland.

White Church, Black Mountain, is his debut novel and out now!

'Paul Burgess adds another string to his already impressive bow'  - Glenn Patterson, Novelist

'An outstanding debut' - Barry McIlheney, CEO, Professional Publishers Association


Shane MacGowan's Smile: Now on release!

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