• McCarthy, Thomas

    Thomas McCarthy was born in County Waterford in 1954 and educated at University College Cork. He worked for many years as a librarian before turning to writing full-time. His latest collection, Pandemonium, was published by Carcanet in 2016. His work has been translated into several languages and he has won literary prizes including the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Prize.

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