DBF Authors



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Marty received the Lady Rothemere Scholarship in 1999 and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2002 with a BA degree in acting. He is also current New Writing Associate and member of the acting ensemble with Druid Theatre Company, Galway. He was awarded Irish Times Best […]

Marty Rea


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Tom French was born in Kilkenny in 1966, and raised in Tipperary. He studied at NUI, Galway and the University of Limerick, and was awarded bursaries in literature from An Chomhairie EalaĆ­on/The Arts Council in 1999 and 2009. His Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize […]

Tom French



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Keats Lives is Moya Cannon’s fifth collection of poetry. Her previous collection, Hands, (Carcanet Press, Manchester) was short-listed for the 2012 Irish Times/Poetry Now award. Originally from Co. Donegal, she has spent most of her adult life in Galway and now lives in Dublin. Her poems reflect preoccupations with our […]

Moya Cannon


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Peter Murphy is a writer and performer from Wexford, Ireland. His novels include John the Revelator (2009) and Shall We Gather at the River (2013). He has released two albums with the spoken word/music ensemble The Revelator Orchestra: The Sounds of John the Revelator (2012) and The Brotherhood of the […]

Peter Murphy