Irish Book Awards

Eleanor Hooker

Eleanor Hooker holds an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. Her debut poetry collection, The Shadow Owner’s Companion (Dedalus Press ), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish Collection from 2012. Her second, A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press), was published in 2016, and her third, plus two chapbooks are due for publication in 2021. Her poems have appeared in journals worldwide, including: Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, PN Review, Agenda, The Irish Times, Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, The Blue Nib and Banshee. In 2016 she was included as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. Eleanor is a helm and Press Officer for Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat. She is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Website www.eleanorhooker.com

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