Northern Irish Voices: Michael Longley in conversation with Anne Morrison

Michael Longley will discuss his latest collection of poetry, The Candlelight Master, as part of the ICC's 'Northern Irish Voices' series of events.


Sunday 18th April, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

Donations welcome

About the Event

A digital event held by London's Irish Cultural Centre (ICC), to celebrate 'Northern Irish Voices'. 

Michael Longley, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of 12 collections of poetry, has been a central figure in the poetry of Northern Ireland since the 1960s. He has received numerous awards for his work. These include the Whitbread Poetry Prize (1991), the T.S. Eliot Prize (2000), the Irish Times Poetry Now Award (2012), the Griffin International Prize (2015), the PEN Pinter Prize (2017) and the inaugural Yakamochi Medal (2018). Other major achievements include the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry (2001) and a CBE award (2010). From 2007 to 2010 Michael was Ireland Professor of Poetry.

Michael will discuss his latest collection of poetry, The Candlelight Master, with television executive Anne Morrison. 

About the Book

The Candlelight Master
The Candlelight Master

Michael Longley

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:6 Aug 2020


*AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR* 'I can't bear the thought of a world without Michael Longley, yet his poetry keeps hurtling towards that fact more and more urgently as it stretches in an unflinching way beyond comfort or certainty.' So wrote Maria Johnston, reviewing Longley's previous book Angel Hill.