Leontia Flynn was born in County Down, Northern Ireland in 1974. Her first book These Days was published by Jonathan Cape in 2004, when it won the Forward prize for best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize. In the same year Flynn was named one of twenty ‘Next Generation’ poets by the Poetry Book Society. Her second collection Drives (Jonathan Cape) was published in 2008, when she won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a major Individual Artists Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and her third collection Profit and Loss was published by Cape in September 2011. It was selected as Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Flynn completed a Ph.D. thesis on the Poetry of Medbh McGuckian in 2004, and has published numerous essays based on this work, including one in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry. Her monograph on McGuckian is due from Irish Academic Press in 2012. Leontia Flynn also writes occasional journalism and reviews.
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These Days (Jonathan Cape, 2004)
Drives (Jonathan Cape, 2008)
Profit and Loss (Jonathan Cape, 2011