Doireann Ní Ghríofa writes both prose and poetry, in Irish and English. Her books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity.
Her awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, a Seamus Heaney Centre Fellowship, the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary, the Michael Hartnett Award, and the Ostana Prize (Italy). Her latest books are Lies, which draws on a decade of her Irish language poems in translation, and 9 Silences, a collaborative book with acclaimed visual artist Alice Maher. Doireann’s artistic practice often involves cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art, and she has been invited to perform her work internationally, most recently in Scotland, Paris, Italy, and New Zealand. Doireann grew up in Kilnamona, Co. Clare. She now lives in Cork with her husband and four young children.