Conor Kostick was a designer for the world’s first live action role-playing game, Treasure Trap before moving into literary pursuits. Conor was the editor of Socialist Worker in Ireland and a reviewer for the Journal of Music in Ireland and twice chairperson of the Irish Writers’ Union.
He was awarded the Farmleigh writer’s residency for the summer of 2010 and a place on the nominees list for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Conor Kostick became Chairperson of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency and was President of the Irish Jury for the EU Prize for Literature, and in that year too he was appointed to the Board of the National Library of Ireland. In 2018, the Kerala Literature Festival, India, chose to showcase Irish literature and Conor Kostick was one of seven Irish writers invited to participate as well as being recruited by the UK’s Ockham Publishing to lead a new imprint, Level Up publishing, publishing LitRPG.