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Gréagóir O'Dúill

Gréagóir O'Dúill

Gréagóir O'Dúill was born in Dublin, grew up in Whitehead, County Antrim, and was educated in Belfast, Dublin and Maynooth where he took his Ph.D. in English. Long associated with the Poets' House in Donegal, he was recently lecturer in contemporary writing in Irish in Queen's University, Belfast and in creative writing in the Waterford Institute of Technology.

Much published in Irish with nine collections, he was awarded first prize for a new collection in the 2010 Oireachtas, and Comhar issued his selected verse, Annála 2011. He published a literary biography of Samuel Ferguson and a collection of short stories as well as two influential anthologies.

He now also works in English. His collection New Room Windows (Doghouse, Tralee) was published in 2008 and was followed by Outward and Return (Doghouse, 2012); selections of previous work in Irish has been translated by himself as Traverse (Lapwing, Belfast, 1998) and by Bernie Kenny (Going to Earth, Black Mountain, Ballyclare, 2005). His volume of translations of Scottish Gaelic poems by Crisdean MacIllebháin, Dealbh Athar, (Coiscéim, Dublin), was published in 2009.

He lives in Ranelagh in Dublin and in Gort a' Choirce in the Donegal Gaeltacht and is married with four adult children. He has read widely in Europe and North America, has received bursaries from the Arts Councils of Ireland and of Northern Ireland, has held a number of residencies including, recently, one in the Princess Grace Library, Monaco, and has won prizes for poetry, for short fiction and for criticism.

He has published two collections with DOGHOUSE books.

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