Doireann Ní Ghríofa writes prose and poetry, in both Irish and English. She works on cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art. Born in Galway in 1981, she grew up in rural County Clare, learning Irish through the Gaelscoil system of immersion education. She is a qualified teacher, and holds an MA in Modern Irish Literature/Nua-Ghaeilge (UCC). Ní Ghríofa has published widely in literary magazines in Ireland and abroad. She has received two literature bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland (2011 and 2013) and has also been awarded The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (2016), The Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize (2016), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen's University, Belfast, 2018), The Wigtown Award for Gaelic Poetry in translation (Scotland, 2012), and the Ostana Prize (Italy, 2018). She has published five collections of poetry - the most recent is Lies - written in Irish with Ní Ghríofa's English translations. Ní Ghríofa is coming to Aotearoa next month for LitCrawl in Wellington.