|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (March 2008)|
October 30, 1962 |
County Tipperary, Ireland
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
|Notable award(s)||Irish Writer of the Year, 1996|
Gerard Beirne is an Irish author currently living in Canada.Beirne was the writer in residence for the 2008-2009 academical year at the University of New Brunswick, where he currently works at the English Department. He is a Fiction Editor of The Fiddlehead Literary Magazine - Canada's longest surviving literary magazine. He also curates the on-line magazines The Irish Literary Times and The New Brunswick Literary Times.
His most recent collection of poems, Games of Chance - A Gambler's Manual, was published by Oberon Press, Fall 2011.
His collection of poetry, Digging My Own Grave (published by Dedalus Press) was runner-up for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. His story, "Sightings of Bono", was adapted for Irish film and featured Bono (of U2), it is now available as an eBook.
Beirne's CD of spoken word poetry - If it's words you're after - was released in 2006. He is a past winner of two Sunday Tribune/Hennessey Literary Awards including as New Irish Writer of the Year 1996. His collaboration with classical composer Siobhán Cleary (Hum), was called "a theatrical tour de force" by The Irish Times.
- "Gerard Beirne". Irish Writers Online. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
- Marion Boyers. "Gerard Beirne". Marion Boyers. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
- Gerard Beirne.com — official website.
- Gerard Beirne.blogspot.com — Blog Site.
- Oberon Press homepage - Publisher of his second novel.
-  — official website of The Irish Literary Times.
-  — official website of The New Brunswick Literary Times.