Rugadh i mBaile Átha Cliath í ach is i gCluain Meala is i nDurlas a chaith sí a hóige. Bhain sí céim amach sa Bhéarla is sa Laidin i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath. I measc a cuid saothar tá I Reilig na mBan Rialta (1984), Scothanna Geala (1989), Thar Cholbha na Mara (1993), Ag Mealladh Réalta (2000), Ag Eitilt fara Condair (2009), Scáthán Eile (2011). Foilsíodh ceithre chnuasach dá cuid i mBéarla: The Hen Party (2001), Beneath Castles of White Sail (Divas 2003), Swimming with Pelicans (2007), Hidden Places (2011). Cnuasaigh gearrscéalta is ea An Banana Bean Sí agus scéalta eile (2009), agus Staying Thin for Daddy (2014), agus is aistriúcháin atá sa leabhar is deireanaí dá cuid, As Trunc Fernando Pessoa: rogha dánta ó Fernando Pessoa (2015).
Deirdre Brennan is a bilingual writer of poetry, short stories, and drama. She was involved for many years with the arts locally and was a founder member of Éigse Cheatharlach, originally a bilingual festival. It was against this background she started to write in Irish. At the first Éigse Court of Poetry she was given encouragement to try writing ‘as Gaeilge’ and four years later Coiscéim published her first collection. It was some years before she started writing in English again and believes that she has a very different voice in each language.
Birth date: 1934
Place of birth: DublinShare this portrait: