Vincent Woods is an Irish playwright and poet whose work includes the plays At The Black Pig’s Dyke, Song of The Yellow Bittern and On The Way Out. His work has been staged in Ireland, the U.S., England, Canada and Australia and has been translated into French, German and Irish. He worked as a journalist and broadcaster before becoming a full-time writer. He adapted Ignazio Silone’s novel Fontamara for stage and has written a version of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi. Two plays for children are The Brown Man and The Donkey Prince. A radio play, The Leitrim Hotel, won a P. J. O’Connor award and he has also received the Stewart Parker award for drama.
Vincent has published two collections of poetry, The Colour Of Language and Lives and Miracles. He co-edited The Turning Wave, an anthology of the poetry and song of Irish Australia; and received the 2002 Ted McNulty poetry award.
Vincent Woods is writer in residence for the Centre Culturel Irlandais from January to April.