​Doireann Ní Ghríofa |

​Doireann Ní Ghríofa

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Biography

Doireann Ní Ghríofa (born Galway, 1981) is an award-winning bilingual writer, whose poems and prose essays have appeared in many Irish and international journals. She has published six books of poetry, most recently Lies, a bilingual volume of her own translations and original Irish language poems (Dedalus Press, 2018). Her most recent prose publication is the bestseller A Ghost in the Throat, which finds the eighteenth-century poet Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill haunting the life of a contemporary young mother, prompting her to turn detective. Awards for Ní Ghríofa’s writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA), the Ostana Prize (Italy), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University), and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others.