Seán Hewitt's 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. 


In 2014, he was awarded Arts Council England funding for a series of poems, and in 2015 was selected as one of the Poetry Trust's Aldeburgh Eight. He won a Northern Writers' Award in 2016, and the Resurgence Prize in 2017.

He is a book critic for The Irish Times and a Government of Ireland Fellow at University College Cork. His book J.M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. 

His debut collection, Tongues of Fire, will be published by Jonathan Cape in April 2020. 

Photo by Bríd O'Donovan