Anne Le Marquand Hartigan

Anne Le Marquand Hartigan is a prize-winning poet, playwright and painter. She trained as a painter at Reading University, England. She returned to Co. Louth, Ireland, in 1962 with her husband Tim Hartigan where they farmed and reared their six children. She now lives in Dublin.

Hartigan has published seven collections of poetry: Unsweet Dreams, To Keep The Light Burning: Reflections in times of loss (Salmon, 2008); Nourishment (Salmon, 2005); Immortal Sins (Salmon, 1993); the award winning long poem with Anne’s drawings, Now is a Moveable Feast (Salmon, 1991); Return Single (Beaver Row Press, 1986); Long Tongue (Beaver Row Press, 1982).

Her theatre piece, Beds, was first performed in 1982 as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Hartigan won the Mobil Prize for Playwriting for her play, The Secret Game, in 1995. In Other Worlds (2003) was commissioned and performed by Ohio University, USA, then performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in New Zealand. Jersey Lilies was performed at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin 1996, where Hartigan acted with Robert Gordon in this two hander. La Corbiere was performed at the Project Theatre during the Dublin Theatre Festival 1989, and has since been performed in Beirut, Lebanon in 2004 and by Solas Nua Theatre Company in Washington DC, July 2006, where it was the ‘pick of the festival’. It is currently in development as an opera. Hartigan’s dramatic work is now available in six books published by Chiswick Books.

Anne Le Marquand Hartigan’s prose work includes Clearing The Space: A Why of Writing (Salmon, 1996).

Her work has been included in a number of poetry and drama anthologies.

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