Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2022.

Leontia Flynn has published four collections of poetry with Jonathan Cape.  She has won the Forward prize for best First Collection, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy award for Irish poetry, and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund literary award.  Her most recent poetry Collection, The Radio (2017) was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and won the Irish Times Poetry Prize.  She published a pamphlet of Catullus translations, Slim New Book, with Lifeboat Press in 2020 and a pamphley, Nina Simone is Singing, with Mariscat Press in 2021. She lives in Belfast and is Reader at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University.