Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. His debut collection, Tongues of Fire, is published by Jonathan Cape. He is a book critic for The Irish Times and teaches Modern British & Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin.


His book J.M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. 


His debut pamphlet of poems, Lantern (Offord Road Books, 2019), won an Eric Gregory Award in 2019 and was the Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice for 2019. 


He won a Northern Writers' Award in 2016, and the Resurgence Prize in 2017.

Photo by Rory Lewis