Fionntán de Brún

Fionntán de Brún

Fionntán de Brún was born and bred in Belfast, where he still lives with his wife Jacaí and their three children, Dónal, Lochlann and Eoghan. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1992, taking a degree in Celtic Languages and French and subsequently taught in the Irish Department of St. Mary’s University College of Education between 1998 and 2006. In 2006 he took up a position as lecturer in the Centre for Irish and Celtic Studies at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. His much lauded critical work on the writings of Seosamh Mac Grianna, Seosamh Mac Grianna: An Mhéin Rúin was published by An Clóchomhar in 2002.

Fionntán’s academic articles and short stories have been published to considerable acclaim and his collection Litir ó mo Mháthair Altrama agus scéalta eile (MÓINÍN, 2005) was winner of the Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge Award at Oireachtas 2004. A number of the stories in that collection had previously garnered a variety of awards and recognition. Fionntán was editor of the collection of essays Belfast and the Irish Language, published by Four Courts Press in 2006.