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Seán Hewitt is a poet, memoirist, novelist and literary critic. 


His debut collection of poetry, Tongues of Fire, won The Laurel Prize in 2021, and was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize, and a Dalkey Literary Award. In 2020, he was chosen by The Sunday Times as one of their "30 under 30"  artists in Ireland.

His book J.M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism was published with Oxford University Press (2021). 


His memoir, All Down Darkness Wide, was published by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Penguin Press in the USA (2022). It was shortlisted for Biography of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards, for the Foyles Book of the Year in non-fiction, for the RSL Ondaatje Prize, the Polari Prize, and for a LAMBDA award. He won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2022. 

300,000 Kisses: Tales of Queer Love from the Ancient World, illustrated by Luke Edward Hall, was published in 2023. A second collection of poetry, Rapture's Road, was published in 2024. His work has been translated into 8 languages.

His debut novel, Open, Heaven, is forthcoming in Spring 2025.

He is Assistant Professor in Literary Practice at Trinity College Dublin, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

You can read a selection of interviews and features here.

Seán Hewitt
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