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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), “spellbinding” (Joseph O’Connor), “gorgeous” (Lauren Elkin), “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.