About Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin was born in Cork City, educated there and at Oxford, before spending her working life as an academic in Trinity College, Dublin. With Macdara Woods, Leland Bardwell and Pearse Hutchinson she founded the literary magazine Cyphers and remains its principal editor. She has won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Irish Times Award for Poetry, the O’Shaughnessy Award of the Irish-American Cultural Institute, the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the 1573 International Poetry Award, one of China’s highest literary honours. Her Collected Poems was published in October 2020 and won the Pigott Prize in 2021. The Map of the World was published by the Gallery Press last year and shortlisted for the T S Eliot prize earlier this year.

In May 2022 she was elected Saoi by the members of Aosdána, the highest honour of that affiliation of artists.

Picture credit: Bríd O’Donovan/The Gallery Press.

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