Leontia Flynn has published three collections of poems. These Days (Jonathan Cape, ) won an Eric Gregory Award in manuscript, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and Flynn named as one of twenty ‘Next Generation’ poets by the Poetry Book Society.
Drives was published by Jonathan Cape in , when Flynn won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council Northern Ireland. Profit and Loss was Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn , and shortlisted for T.S. Eliot prize. Leontia Flynn received the 17th annual Lawrence O’Shaughnessy award for Irish poetry in .
Leontia Flynn, has written a Ph.D. thesis and a book on the poetry of Medbh McGuckian. She has also written articles, reviews and essays, several of which are collected here.
Leontia Flynn was born in . She lives in Belfast.