Aoife Mannix

Aoife Mannix is an Irish poet and writer who was born in Sweden. She grew up in Dublin, Ottawa and New York before moving to the UK. Her poetry collections include The Elephant in the Corner (2005)Growing Up An Alien (2007), Turn the Clocks Upside Down (2008)and Cocktails from the Ceiling (2013)She is also the author of a novel Heritage of Secrets (reissued 2023) and several libretti. Her pamphlet Alice under the Knife won the James Tate Poetry Prize 2021. She has been poet in residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.  She has toured internationally with the British Council and throughout the UK and Ireland. She has previously worked as a script editor for the BBC, as well as for Channel 4 and the Royal Court Theatre.  She has a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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