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Peter Sirr Translator


Peter Sirr is a leading Irish literary translator who has been working with the MPhil in Literary Translation, and the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation for many years. He has published many books. His most recent is Sway, versions of poems from the troubadour tradition, published by Gallery Press in 2016. His previous work, The Rooms was published by Gallery in 2014 and shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Pigott Poetry Prize. The Thing Is, published by Gallery Press in 2009, was awarded the Michael Hartnett Prize in 2011. The Gallery Press has also published Marginal Zones; Talk, Talk; Ways of Falling; The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange; Bring Everything; Selected Poems and Nonetheless. A novel for children, Black Wreath, was published in 2014 and RTE had broadcast three of his radio plays, most recently Interview with a General, which reimagines Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and transposes the original setting of the Agamemnon to the slaughter-house of modern Syria. He is a member of Aosdána.