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SOUTHWORD EDITORS

Issue 28

 


Poetry Editor (English Language): Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney

Born in Donegal in 1952, Matthew Sweeney is based in Cork currently, having previously been resident in Berlin, Timişoara and, for a long time, London. His latest poetry collections are Horse Music (2013), The Night Post (2010), and Black Moon (2007). Several books prior to that include Sanctuary (2004) and Selected Poems (2002). Bilingual collections of Sweeney’s work came out in Germany and Holland in 2008. Earlier translations appeared in Mexico, Romania, Latvia and Slovakia. Death Comes for the Poets, a collaborative novel written with John Hartley Williams, was published in 2013. Two pamphlets are appearing in 2014 – The Gomera Notebook (Shoestring) and Twentyone Men and a Ghost (The Poetry Business) – and Bloodaxe will publish a new collection, Inquisition Lane, in 2015.

 

 

 

Fiction Editor (English Language): Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin’s stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, The South Circular, Southword, The Penny Dreadful, Long Story,Short and The New Yorker. She has won various awards for her short fiction, including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition 2012, The From the Well short story competition 2012, The Willesden Short Story Prize 2013, The Merriman Short Story Competition 2013 in memory of Maeve Binchy, and the Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Competition 2013. She was shortlisted for the Writing.ie Irish Short Story of the Year category in the Irish Book Awards in 2013 and 2014, and her story ‘The Dinosaurs on Other Planets’ was shortlisted for the Davy Byrnes Award 2014. Her debut collection of short stories Dinosaurs on Other Planets will be published in Ireland by The Stinging Fly Press in autumn 2015, and in the UK (John Murray), US (Random House) and Germany (Luchterhand) in 2016.

 

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Eagarthóir Gaeilge: Colm Breathnach

Colm Breathnach

File, úrscéalaí agus aistritheoir é Colm Breathnach. Tá seacht gcinn de chnuasaigh filíochta agus rogha dánta curtha amach aige. Is é ‘Dánta’ agus dánta eile (Coiscéim, 2012) an cnuasach is déanaí uaidh. Bhronn An Foras Cultúrtha Gael-Mheiriceánach ‘Duais an Bhuitléirigh’ air sa bhliain 1999 agus bronnadh an phríomhdhuais do chnuasach filíochta air i gComórtais Liteartha an Oireachtais ceithre huaire. I gcomhar leis an Dr. Andrea Nic Thaidhg, dhein sé aistriúchán ar Katz und Maus, úrscéal le Günter Grass, faoin teideal Cat agus Luch (Coiscéim, 2000). Foilsíodh an chéad úrscéal aige, Con Trick “An Bhalla Bháin” (Cló Iar-Chonnacht), saothar meitificseanúil a ghnóthaigh duais aitheantais san Oireachtas, sa bhliain 2009. Sa bhliain 2011 chuaigh sé ar thréimhse chónaithe le Cumann Scríbhneoirí Shanghai agus in 2012 bhí sé ina scríbhneoir cónaithe sa tSlóivéin agus ina aoi-léitheoir ag Féile Litríochta Vilenica. Chomh maith leis sin, léigh sé ag féilte litríochta in Albain, sa Ghearmáin, san Iodáil, sa Fhrainc agus sna Stáit Aontaithe. Foilsíodh eagrán Rómáinise dá chnuasach An Fear Marbh sa bhliain 1999 faoin teideal Bărbatul fără viaţă (Ars Longa, Iasi, 1999) agus aistríodh dánta leis go Béarla, Gáidhlig, Gearmáinis, Iodáilis, Fraincis, Slóivéinis agus Sínis chomh maith. Ceapadh é ina scríbhneoir cónaithe i gColáiste Phádraig, Droim Conrach, i dtús na bliana 2015. Tá an chéad chnuasach filíochta eile uaidh, Tírdhreacha, le teacht ó LeabhairCOMHAR san fhómhar.

 

 

 

Reviews & Criticism Editor (English): Patrick Cotter

Patrick CotterBorn Cork, 1963. Writer and publisher. Educated at UCC, he has published several chapbooks of his poems including The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare (Raven Arts Press), A Socialist’s Dozen (Three Spires Press), and The True Story of Aoife and Lir’s Children & other poems (Three Spires Press). His first collection, Perplexed Skin, was published by Arlen Press in 2008. His second collection, Making Music, was published in early 2009 by Three Spires Press.

His translations of the Estonian poet Andres Ehin are collected in the book Moosebeetle Swallow (Southword Editions). His play Beauty and the Stalker was produced at the Granary Theatre, Cork in 2000. In 1984 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award and was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1988. In 2013, he won the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry. He is currently the Director of the Munster Literature Centre. www.patrickcotter.ie

 

 

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