Anne Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of Classics, and translator. She was born in Toronto and is widely regarded as one of the most original writers working today.
She has received many awards for her writing including the T.S.Eliot Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.
Her most recent original collection is Float (2016). Her translation of Bakkhai (by Euripides) was published in March 2019. Anne Carson will read from a range of her work, including ‘Ghost Q&A’.
Anne Carson’s participation in the festival is supported by Cork County Council’s Arts Grants Scheme Award.