Medbh McGuckian

Born in Belfast in 1950, Medbh McGuckian studied at Queen’s University, where she later became writer-in-residence and is currently Honorary Lecturer.

Her collections of poetry have been widely published in the U.S. and France, and include Had I A Thousand Lives (2003),The Book of the Angel (2004), My Love Has Fared Inland (2008), The Currach Requires No Harbours (2010), The High Caul Cap (2012), Blaris Moor (2015), and most recently Love, The Magician (2018).

Her work has earned numerous accolades and awards, including the Eric Gregory Award (1980), the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (1982), the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award (1983), the Cheltenham Award (1989), the Bass Ireland Award for Literature (1991), and the Ireland Funds Literary Award (1998).

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