Catherine Cleary is an award-winning journalist. She began her career as a news reporter with The Irish Times and became the paper’s drugs and crime correspondent. She later joined the Sunday Tribune as its security correspondent. She began writing about food almost a decade ago and now writes a weekly restaurant column for The Irish Times. Her first book, Life Sentence: Murder Victims and their Families, was published in 2004. She is married to Liam Reid and they live in Dublin with their three sons.