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Dermot Bolger

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Born in Dublin in 1959, the poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger has also worked as a factory hand, library assistant and publisher.
In 2012 he published his ninth poetry collection, The Venice Suite: A Voyage Through Loss, which commemorated his late wife, Bernie, who died in 2010. He also published his first ever novella, The Fall of Ireland; saw his 1994 stage adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses staged in Scotland and Ireland; his latest play, Tea Chests and Dreams, staged in Dublin and received the award for Commentator of the Year of the National Newspapers of Ireland Awards.