Ann Egan was born in 1948 in Co Laois. Her collections are Landing the Sea (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2003); and The Wren Women (Ballyclare, Co Antrim, The Black Mountain Press, 2003). She has published a commissioned novel, Brigit of Kildare (Kildare Library and Arts Services, 2001), and has won numerous prizes for her poetry, including several at Listowel Writers' Week; The Athlone Poetry Prize; The Annamakerrig Prize, and in 2001, the Oki Prize. She has also written the lyrics for a CD, Bímís Dílis/The Spirit of Offaly [various artists] (Offaly County Council, 2001). She lives in Co Kildare.
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