Thomas McCarthy

Country: Ireland
Language: English
Year of birth: 1954

Thomas McCarthy began to publish poems while still an undergraduate and won awards at an early age. He lives and works in Cork. His work’s importance lies in its unremitting and detailed examination of the Republic’s failures and successes as an independent state. He was one of the first poets to write critically about the Republic and is the most important Irish poet of his generation. McCarthy’s most recent books, Merchant Prince (2005) and The Last Geraldine Officer (2010), combine prose and poetry.

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