Adam O’Riordan was born in Manchester in 1982 and read English at Oxford University. In 2008, O’Riordan became the youngest Poet-in-Residence at The Wordsworth Trust, the Centre for British Romanticism. His first collection of poems, In the Flesh, won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2011. His second collection of poems, A Herring Famine, appeared in 2017, alongside his debut collection of short stories, The Burning Ground. He is a lecturer in poetry writing at the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
“Whatever Was Left of That Other Life”: On Adam O’Riordan’s “A Herring Famine” and “The Burning Ground: Stories”
Declan Ryan reviews two collections — one of poems, the other of stories — by Adam O’Riordan....