Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is an Irish poet who writes in both Irish and English.
She was born in Galway in 1981, but grew up in County Clare. She now lives in Cork. She holds an M.A. in Modern Irish Literature (UCC).
Ní Ghríofa has published widely in literary magazines in Ireland and abroad, such as The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Prairie Schooner, The Stinging Fly, Southword and Feasta. In 2012, her poem "Fáinleoga" won the Wigtown Award for poetry written in Gaelic (Scotland). In 2016, her book 'Clasp' was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award, the national poetry prize of Ireland. She was one of the prize-winners in the emerging writer category at the Oireachtas literary awards in 2010.
She has been shortlisted in many other competitions including the Jonathan Swift Award (2012), the Venture Award (2012), and the Strokestown Poetry Prize (2014).
She has received two literature bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland (2011 and 2013).
Ní Ghríofa was selected for the prestigious Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award 2014 - 2015.