Ghríofa is a poet and essayist.
Winner of the James Tait Back Prize for
Biography and Irish Book of the Year 2020, ‘A Ghost in the Throat’ was described as “powerful” (New York Times), “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.