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Kerry Hardie and Geraldine Mitchell
Geraldine Mitchell has published four collections of poetry, the most recent being Mute/Unmute (Arlen House, 2020). She won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2008 for
her first collection, World Without Maps. Her other collections are Of Birds and Bones and Mountains for Breakfast. She is also the author of two novels for children, published in the Attic Press ‘Bright Sparks’ series, and of Deeds Not Words, the biography of the late Muriel Gahan, champion of rural women and the traditional Irish crafts. Geraldine Mitchell was born in Dublin, but after living and working in France, Algeria and Spain for many years, she moved to Co Mayo where she now lives.
Kerry Hardie’s eighth collection Where Now Begins was published by Bloodaxe Books in November, 2020. This is the second collection she has published with Bloodaxe, the previous one, The Zebra Stood in The Night, was shortlisted for the Irish Times Award. There are also six previous collections published by the Gallery Press. She has won many prizes (including the Michael Hartnett Award, a Patrick Kavanagh Award, The Suspended Sentence Award, The Laurence O’Shaughnessy Award.) Her work has been widely translated and has been much anthologized in Ireland and the U.K. She has also written two novels [Harper Collins; Little, Brown], a radio play (RTE), short stories, and has just completed another novel. She lives in Kilkenny with her husband Seán, and is a member of Aosdána.
Sponsor: The Quay House
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