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Doireann Ní 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.