Irish Book Awards






Seven Sugar Cubes by Clodagh Beresford Dunne

County Waterford poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne received the 2016 Arts Council of Ireland emerging-writer bursary. Her work has been published in Ireland and internationally. She is currently assembling her first collection.




Bride and Moth by Tara Bergin

Tara Bergin was born and grew up in Dublin. Her second collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx (Carcanet), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and is a PBS Recommendation. Tara currently lives in the North of England and lectures part-time at Newcastle University.


Ledwidge In Manchester by John McAuliffe

John McAuliffe has published four books, most recently The Way In (Gallery Press), which was joint winner of the Michael Hartnett Award in 2016, and Of All Places (Gallery), which was Poetry Book Society Recommendation in 2011. He teaches poetry at the University of Manchester and writes the poetry column for The Irish Times.


Points by Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell is a Dublin-based poet, writer and editor. Her début poetry collection, First the Feathers, is being launched on 16th November by Doire Press. Recent publications include The Lost Library Book (an illustrated book for children, from The Onslaught Press) and Undercurrents (a haibun collection, from Alba Publishing).




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