Kerry Hardie was born in Singapore in 1951, and grew up in County Down.
Her poetry is collected as A Furious Place (Oldcastle, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, 1996); Cry for the Hot Belly (The Gallery Press, 2000); The Sky Didn’t Fall (The Gallery Press, 2003); The Silence Came Close (The Gallery Press, 2006); and Selected Poems (The Gallery Press, 2010).
Her novels are Hannie Bennet’s Winter Marriage (London, Harper Collins, 2000, published in the US as A Winter Marriage, New York, Little Brown and Company, 2002); and The Bird Woman (Harper Collins, 2006).
She was joint winner of the Hennessey Award for Poetry in 1995, and in 1996 she won the UK National Poetry Award. She shared the Michael Hartnett Award with Sinéad Morrissey in 2005.
She lives in County Kilkenny.
Kerry Hardie at The Gallery Press