Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Doireann Ní Ghríofa was born in the west of Ireland in 1981. She writes prose and poetry, in both Irish and English. Ní Ghríofa 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. Ní Ghríofa’s essays have been published in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, Paper Visual Art, and Gorse. Her awards include a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Seamus Heaney Fellowship, the Ostana Prize, and The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others. Her artistic practice also embraces cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing literature with film, dance, music, and visual art. Ní Ghríofa has been invited to perform her work internationally, most recently in Scotland, Paris, Italy, and New Zealand. Her first prose book A Ghost in the Throat is forthcoming from Tramp Press. She lives in County Cork with her husband and children.