Liam Ó Muirthile was born in Cork in 1950.
His poetry collections include Tine Chnámh (Sáorséal Ó Marcaigh, 1984), which was awarded the Irish-American Cultural Institute Prize; Dialann Bothair (Gallery, 1992); Walking Time agus Dánta eile, (Conamara, Cló Iar Chonnachta, 2000); An Seileitleán agus véarsaí seilí eilí, (Baile Átha Cliath: Cois Life Teoranta, 2004); Sanas (Cois Life, 2007); and An Fuíoll Feá – Rogha Dánta/Wood Cuttings – New and Selected Poems (Cois Life, 2013).
Tine Chnámh was produced in the Project Theatre, Dublin, in 1993, followed by Fear an Tae at Andrews Lane Theatre and An Taidhbheaarc, Galway in 1995.
His prose includes Sister Elizabeth ag Eitilt agus Portráidí Eile (Cois Life, 2005).
His novel Ar Bhruach na Laoi (Comhar, 1995) won the Duais chuimhneacháin Sheáin Uí Éogeartaigh.
He is a member of Aosdána and lives in Dublin.
Liam Ó Muirthile at Cois Life