Tomás Mac Síomóin

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Dr Tomás Mac Síomóin (born 1938) is an Irish doctoral graduate of Cornell University, New York, who has worked as a biological researcher and university lecturer in the USA and Ireland. He has worked as a journalist, as editor of the newspaper Anois and for many years he was editor of the literary and current affairs magazine, Comhar . He writes in Irish and has published both poetry and fiction in that language.



He was born in Dublin. His story Cinn Lae Seangáin (“The Diary of an Ant”) won the award for best short story collection in the Oireachtas 2005 competition, while in the following year his novel An Tionscadal (“The Project”) won the main Oireachtas literary award.

His poems, stories, articles and translations from Catalan and Spanish have appeared in diverse publications. His novel, Ceallaigh (2009), was written in Cuba; it challenges some common assumptions about contemporary Cuban life and history.

His work has been translated into many languages, most recently into Slovenian, Romanian and Catalan. He now lives and works in Catalonia.

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