John O'Donnell

John O'Donnell, Barrister, Poet and Author

John O'Donnell

About John

Poetry is thoughts that Breathe, and words that Burn.

– Thomas Gray

John O’Donnell is an award-winning writer who lives and works in Dublin. His work has been published and broadcasted widely in Ireland and abroad.

Being awarded multiple prizes, including:

  • The Irish National Poetry Prize.
  • The Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Poetry Award.
  • The Ireland Funds Prize.
  • Also most recently the Hennessy Award for Emerging Fiction.

He has published two collections of poetry, Some Other Country and Icarus Sees His Father Fly. A third collection, On Water was published by The Dedalus Press in May of 2014.