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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa writes both prose and poetry, in both Irish and English. She is the author of five critically-acclaimed books of poetry, exploring birth, death, desire, and domesticity.

Her latest book, Lies, draws on a decade of her Irish language poems in translation, and was a Book of the Year in both The Irish Times and The Irish Independent. Her essays have been published in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, Paper Visual Art, and Gorse.

Doireann’s awards include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA, 2018), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University, 2018), the Ostana Prize (Italy, 2018), and The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (2016), among others. Her artistic practice also embraces cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing literature with film, dance, music, and visual art. She has been invited to perform her work internationally, most recently in Scotland, Paris, Italy, and New Zealand.

Her work has been commissioned by institutions such as The Poetry Society (Britain), Temple Bar Gallery, Poetry Ireland, The Embassy of Ireland in Britain and the Department of Foreign Affairs. She writes “with tenderness and unflinching curiosity.” – Poetry Magazine.

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