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Paul Perry

UCD

Paul Perry is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of several books of poetry and prose. A winner of the Hennessy Prize for Irish Literature, he is a poet, novelist, and screen-writer. A former Michener Fellow at the University of Miami, Cambor Fellow at the University of Houston, and Vice Chancellor Research Scholar at the University of Ulster, Paul has won numerous awards for his poetry including the Listowel Prize for Poetry, and The Patrick and Katherine Fellowship. As Karen Perry, he has co-authored, four international best-selling novels, including Girl Unknown, which is published in The US by Henry Holt, and has been optioned for screen. His work is published internationally and has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, TLS, POETRY, Copper Nickel, and in The Best American Poetry(2000), and The Best Irish Poetry(2007). His poetry collections include The Drowning of the Saints, The Orchid Keeper, 108 Moons; Selected Translations of Jurga Ivanauskaita, The Last Falcon and Small Ordinance, and most recently Gunpowder Valentine: New and Selected Poems, Dedalus Press. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, where he is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at University College Dublin.

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