Agent: Araminta Whitley
Michael Longley is one of Ireland’s leading poets. His collections include Gorse Fires (1991) which won the Whitbread Poetry Award and The Weather in Japan (2000) which won the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Hawthornden Prize. His most recent collection Snow Water was awarded the Librex Montale Prize. His Collected Poems was published in 2006 and A Hundred Doors, won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. In 2002 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, one of the rarest British honours for literary achievement. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of Aosdana. The Stairwell was published by Vintage on 14th August 2014 and Angel Hill is due for publication in 2017. In 2017, he has been awarded the PEN Pinter prize for his outstanding literary work. He and his wife, the critic Edna Longley, live and work in Belfast.