Tom French was born in Kilkenny in 1966.
In 1999 he received a Bursary in Literature from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, and his work was awarded the inaugural Ted McNulty Prize.
His collections are Touching the Bones (Oldcastle, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, 2001), for which he was awarded the Forward Prize for First Collection, 2002; The Firestep (The Gallery Press, 2009); and Midnightstown (The Gallery Press, 2014).
He lives in Co Meath.
Tom French at The Gallery Press