KILNAMONA’s Doireann Ní Ghríofa has taken the prestigious An Post Book of the Year 2020 award.
A Ghost in the Throat her first prose work, was described as “a strikingly original combination of essay and auto-fiction”.
Poet Doireann was unveiled as the winner during part of a special television show aired on RTÉ One, hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan, last night (December 10).
The award winning book has received widespread acclaim for weaving together two complementary stories, that of the narrator and the life of eighteenth-century poet Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill.
Read our full profile with Doireann here.
Doireann is a native of Galway. She was raised in Kilnamona and now lives in Cork.