Patrick McGrath (novelist)
McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was Medical Superintendent. He was educated at Stonyhurst College. He is married to actress Maria Aitken and lives in New York City.
He has three siblings: Steve, a harbor manager in California; Judy, a teacher in Italy; and Simon, who works in movies and technology in London.
His fiction is principally characterised by the first person unreliable narrator, and recurring subject matter in his work includes mental illness, repressed homosexuality and adulterous relationships.
His novel Martha Peake won the Premio Flaiano Prize in Italy.
- The Grotesque (1989) (filmed by John-Paul Davidson in 1995 — see The Grotesque, aka Grave Indiscretion or Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets)
- Spider (1990) (filmed by David Cronenberg in 2002 — see Spider)
- Dr Haggard's Disease (1993)
- Asylum (1996) (filmed by David Mackenzie in 2005 — see Asylum)
- Martha Peake: A Novel of the Revolution (2000)
- Port Mungo (2004)
- Trauma (2008)
- Constance (2013)
- Blood and Water and Other Tales (1989) (short-story collection)
- Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now (2005) (linked short stories)
- Foreword to Penguin edition of Asylum publ 1996
- Bloomsbury author information: Patrick McGrath
-  Transcript of interview with Ramona Koval, The Book Show, ABC Radio National, 5 September 2008 Ray Conlogue: "Tales of Madness" (from The Globe and Mail )
- A brief description of his novels
- Online discussion of McGrath's work
- 1991 audio interview with Patrick McGrath at Wired for Books.org by Don Swaim
- mp3 of Patrick McGrath reading his text 'Spike Rising' (3:28) published at Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine
- Video of Patrick McGrath talking about themes of Trauma on The Interview Online
- KCRW Bookworm Interview