Críostóir Ó Floinn (O’Flynn)
Born in Limerick City, now living in Co. Dublin, Críostóir Ó Floinn is a bilingual writer who has published over 50 works in Irish and English, comprising fiction, drama, poetry, essays and translations.
He has won many awards, including first prize in all the literary genres of the Oireachtas competitions. His controversial play, Cóta Bán Chríost, was given the Douglas Hyde memorial award (an English version, The Order of Melchizedek, was produced at the Dublin Theatre Festival). His plays have been produced at the Abbey and Gate theatres in Dublin, at the Lyric in Belfast, and An Taibhdhearc in Galway, and he has also written many plays for radio and television.
His twelve books of poetry include A Poet in Rome, Banana, Van Gogh Chocolates, Aisling Dhá Abhainn, Ó Fhás go hAois, and Centenary, a 5,000 line chronicle poem on the history of the GAA. Recent work includes an autobiographical trilogy There is an Isle, Consplawkus, A Writer’s Life, The Heart Has Its Reasons (short stories), Beautiful Limerick (a compendium) and Lóchrann an Dóchais (a biography of Nano Nagle).