James Lawless

James Lawless

James Lawless’ poetry and prose have won many awards, including the Scintilla Welsh Open Poetry Competition, the WOW award, the Cecil Day Lewis Award and a Hennessey award nomination for emerging fiction. Two of his stories were also shortlisted for the Willesden (2007) and Bridport prizes (2014), and he was an award winner in the Colm Tóibín Short Story Awards (2020). He is the author of five well-received novels Peeling Oranges, For Love of Anna, The Avenue, Finding Penelope and Knowing Women, a poetic meditation Noise & Sound Reflections, a book of children’s stories The Adventures of Jo Jo, a poetry collection Rus in Urbe, and a study of modern poetry Clearing the Tangled Wood: Poetry as a Way of Seeing the World for which he received an Irish arts bursary. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, a member of the Irish Writers' Union and of Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools scheme, and he is a book reviewer for The Irish Examiner and Sunday Independent. His works have been translated into several languages at https://bit.ly/3mB6yVv and are on audio at https://adbl.co/2HeCuOZ or https://adbl.co/3iR0fL9 Born in Dublin, he divides his time between County Kildare and West Cork. You can read more about the author at https://jameslawless.net
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