The Madden-Rooney IRISH Seminar welcomes poet and essayist Doireann Ní Ghríofa in conversation with Prof. Brian Ó Conchubhair.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a poet and essayist. A Ghost in the Throat was awarded Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and described as “glowing” (Anne Enright), “captivatingly original” (The Guardian), “sumptuous” (The Sunday Times), and a “masterpiece” (Sunday Business Post). Doireann is also author of six critically-acclaimed books of poetry, each a deepening exploration of birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Awards for her writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA), the Ostana Prize (Italy), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University), and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others.