Celia de Fréine is a poet, playwright, screenwriter, translator and librettist who writes in Irish and English. Awards for her poetry include the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1994) and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta (2004). She has published eight poetry collections of poetry to date of which cuir amach seo dom : riddle me this (Arlen House, 2014), Blood Debts (Scotus Press, 2014) and A lesson in Can't (Scotus Press, 2014) are her most recent. Her plays have won many Oireachtas awards. She is one of the co-founders of Umbrella Theatre Company who regularly perform her plays. Ceannródaí her biography of Louise Gavan Duffy is due from LeabhairCOMHAR in autumn, 2018.