Patrick Taylor is a retired medical researcher, professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia, and best-selling novelist.
Born in 1941 and brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Taylor studied and practiced medicine in Belfast and rural Ulster before immigrating to Canada in 1970 to work in the field of human infertility. From 1987-1989 he worked at the Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic in association with 2010 Nobel Laureate Sir Robert Edwards. Taylor has received three lifetime achievement awards including the Lifetime Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society .
He has written or contributed to 170 academic papers and six textbooks and also served as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journal, as well as writing several medical humour columns and serving as book reviewer for Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour .
Taylor has published more than a dozen works of creative writing, all set in Northern Ireland.Taylor now lives on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, where he has completed the eleventh book in the Irish Country series.