Beirne, Gerard

Gerard Beirne
Gerard Beirne. Image source gerardbeirne.com

Gerard Beirne was born in 1962.

His novels are The Eskimo in the Net (London, Marion Boyars, 2003); and Turtle (Ottawa, Oberon Press, 2009).

His poetry collections are Digging My Own Grave (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1996); and Games of Chance – A Gambler’s Manual (Ottawa, Oberon Press, 2011).

His short story, Sightings of Bono, was adapted into a short film featuring Bono, and was published in Italy by Scritturapura Editore as a stand alone work in 2004.

He was runner up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award 1996 for Digging My Own Grave and was shortlisted for the Kerry group Irish Fiction Award 2004 for The Eskimo in the Net. He is a past recipient of two Hennessey Literary Awards including New Irish Writer of the Year. He completed his MFA in Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University in 1992.

He lives Fredericton, where he’s currently writer in residence at the University of New Brunswick, Canada


Gerard Beirne’s Website
Gerard Beirne at Marion Boyars
Gerard Beirne at Oberon Press
Gerard Beirne at The National Library of Ireland