Seán Hewitt is the winner of a Northern Writers' Award (2016), the Resurgence Prize (2017), and an Eric Gregory Award (2019). His pamphlet of poems, Lantern (Offord Road Books, 2019), was the Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice for 2019. His debut collection, Tongues of Fire, will be published with Jonathan Cape in 2020.
Seán also works as a book critic for The Irish Times, and is Government of Ireland Fellow at the School of English, University College Cork, where he is researching and writing a book on literary modernism and post-Darwinian natural history in Britain and Ireland, 1870-1930. His first academic book, a study of the works of J.M. Synge, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.