John O’Donnell is a writer and lawyer. His work has been published and broadcast widely. Awards include the Irish National Poetry Prize, the Ireland Funds Prize,and the Hennessy Poetry Award. He also won the Hennessy Award for Fiction and the Cuirt International New Fiction Prize. His most recent poetry collection is Sunlight: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press 2018). A collection of short stories Almost The Same Blue is forthcoming from Doire Press in 2020. Back to the Rock is his first documentary for RTE’s DocOnOne.