Born in 1948 in Belfast. Carson was Professor of Poetry and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast. His translation of the Old Irish epic TAIN BO CUAILNGE (THE TAIN) was published by Penguin Classics in 2007. He published numerous novels and collections of poetry that have been shortlisted for both the Irish Book Award for Literature and the Whitbread Poetry Award, and won the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry.
Sadly Ciaran passed away on 6th October 2019. His new collection of poetry STILL LIFE is out October 2019.