John O'Donnell, Barrister, Poet and Author
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.