Tom French read at the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School as part of a Gallery Goes event, alongside Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and the late Ciaran Carson.
Tom was awarded the inaugural Ted McNulty Prize. His first collection Touching the Bones (Gallery Press, 2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, 2002. The Gallery Press has also published The Fire Step (2009), Midnightstown (2014), The Way to Work (2016), The Last Straw (2018, Irish Times/Poetry Now Award shortlist), and The Sea Field.
He is the recipient of the 2015 Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize and the 2016 O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Tom lives with his family in County Meath, where he works for the County Library Service.
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