WILLIAM WALL is the author four collections of poetry, four novels and two volumes of short fiction. His work has won many prizes including The Drue Heinz Prize, The Doolin Prize for Poetry, The Virginia Faulkner Award, The Patrick Kavanagh Award, The Sean O’Faolain Prize and many more. He has been short- or longlisted for, among many others, The Man Booker Prize, The National Book Awards, the Raymond Carver Prize and The Manchester Fiction Prize. Writing of his previous Salmon Poetry collection Ghost Estate, Philip Coleman said: ‘ Wall engages not just with current Irish economic and political crises but Ghost Estate is also a book that explores the larger, darker contexts of our contemporary historical climate.’ Wall’s work has been translated into many languages and he translates from Italian. He is a fellow of the Liguria Centre for the Arts & Humanities. He was commissioned by Cork City Council to collaborate with artist Harry Moore to produce the Shadowlands exhibition and book.