Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. His debut collection, Tongues of Fire (Cape), was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, 2020, and the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize, 2021. He won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2016, the Resurgence Prize in 2017, and an Eric Gregory Award in 2019. In 2020, he was chosen by The Sunday Times as one of their ″30 under 30″ most promising artists in Ireland. He is a book critic for The Irish Times and teaches Modern British & Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin. His book J.M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism is published with Oxford University Press (2021). His memoir, All Down Darkness Wide, is forthcoming from Jonathan Cape in the UK and Penguin Press in the USA in 2022.