Áine Ní Ghlinn is a poet and children’s writer. She is the current Laureate na nÓg/Children’s Literature Laureate (2020-2023). She has written 35 books, poetry for adults as well as stories, novels and plays for young people. Awards include Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship; Listowel Writers’ Week poetry award (2022/2020/2019); Gradam Reics Carló Children’s Book of the Year 2014 (Daideo), 2016 (Hata Zú Mhamó), 2019 (Boscadán); Literacy Association of Ireland Book of the Year 2015 (Daideo), Children’s Books Ireland Fiction award 2014/2015 (Daideo) as well as a range of Oireachtas na Gaeilge awards for poetry, drama and fiction.
Áine Ní Ghlinn’s Festival appearance is generously supported by Culture Ireland.