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Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20180309, 20170310

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in the UK, but was sent to live with her aunt in Ireland at age five. Now considered one of the country's leading poets writing all in Irish, she has won numerous awards for her books of poetry and essays, with her works translated into English by the likes of Paul Muldoon. Her 2017 book, Entry Permitted, features her lectures as the Ireland Chair of Poetry. She reads from her poetry books The Fifty Minute Mermaid and The Water Horse and her Selected Essays, and discusses her fight to gain recognition in her early career and the influence of Irish lore and landscape on her writing.

| Subject Matter: Ireland, Myth, Translation, Language | Interview Year: 2016 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: American Ireland Fund Literary Award, O’Shaughnessy Award |

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