John McAuliffe grew up in Co Kerry and has lived in Manchester since 2004. He has published five books with The Gallery Press, most recently The Kabul Olympics, which was a Guardian Poetry Book of the Month in June 2020 and a TLS and Irish Times 2020 Book of the Year. His versions of the Bosnian poet Igor Klikovac, Stockholm Syndrome (Smith Doorstop), was a Poetry Book Society Winter pamphlet Choice in 2019.
Gallery will publish his Selected Poems later this year.
He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing and Associate Publisher at Carcanet Press.