Julie Irigaray



Author's Bio

Julie's poems, articles and translations from French have been published across the US, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Her poems have appeared in Ink, Sweat and Tears, Southword Literary Journal, Shearsman, Mslexia, Tears in the Fence and Envoi and she was selected as one of the 50 Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 (Eyewear Publishing). Her work has been rewarded and shortlisted for several international prizes, including the 2017 and 2018 Winchester Writers’ Festival Poetry Prize and The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016 (UK).

A London-based writer, Julie was born and raised in the south-west of France, at the crossroads of three cultures: French, Basque and Spanish. She has lived in France, Ireland, the UK and Italy. She earned a BA in Anglophone studies from the University of Paris Diderot, an MA in Early Modern History from King’s College London and an M.Phil in Literary Translation from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently completing a PhD on Sylvia Plath at the University of Huddersfield.

Publications & Prizes

The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 Anthology (Eyewear Publishing, 2018)
Every Writer
Ink Sweat & Tears
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Three Drops from a Cauldron
Prizes won: 
  • Second Prize Winner of the 2018 Winchester Writers' Festival Poetry Prize (UK)
  • Third Prize Winner of the 2017 Winchester Writers’ Festival Poetry Prize (UK)Recipient of the
  • Christopher Donovan Translation Prize 2016/2017 (Ireland)

Shortlisted for:  

  • The 2017/2018 New Poets Prize (UK). A short collection competition for writers between the ages of 17 and 24.                                                                                                                                     
  • The Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award 2018 (UK). For writers working towards their first poetry collection.                                                                                                                                                 
  • The 2017 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year (Ireland)                                                               
  • The Yeovil Poetry Prize 2017 (UK)                                                                                                     
  • The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2016 (UK)                                                                                   
  • The Blackwater International Poetry Competition 2016 (Ireland)

Longlisted for:

  • The Cinnamon Pencil Competition 2019 (UK)                                                                                   
  • The Yeovil Poetry Prize 2017 (UK)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lucia Berlin - Elif Shafak - Zadie Smith - Jeffrey Eugenides - Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - Carole Martinez - Raymond Antrobus - Liz Berry - Jan Carson - Mary Jean Chan - Irène Némirovsky - Sylvia Plath - Arthur Rimbaud - Federico Garcia Lorca - Guillaume Apollinaire

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any
Fluent in: 
English, French
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Last update: Mar 14, 2019