Ghríofa is a poet and essayist. ‘A Ghost in the Throat’ was awarded the James Tait Black Prize for
Biography and was voted Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards; it has been described as “powerful” (New York Times), “captivatingly
original” (The Guardian) 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.