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| Afric McGlinchey's awards include the Hennessy Poetry award, Northern Liberties Prize, Editors' Choice (USA) and Poets Meet Politics prize. Her début, The lucky star of hidden things, was translated into Italian and published by L'Arcolaio. Her work has also been translated into Spanish, Polish, Romanian and Irish. Afric has been invited to read at festivals, poetry events and literary exchanges in Italy, France, Zimbabwe, South Africa and England, as well as all over Ireland. She received an Arts Bursary to write her second collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat (Salmon), which was nominated for the 2016 Forward Prize. Afric was selected as one of Ireland's rising poets in a special issue (118) of Poetry Ireland Review. A book editor, reviewer and workshop facilitator, she lives in West Cork, Ireland.