A founding member of Aosdána, Anthony Cronin has long been a leading figure on the Irish literary scene. Born in Co Wexford in 1928, his literary career has spanned over fifty years. As well as several collections of poetry, Anthony Cronin has written a number of admired prose works, including biographies of Flann O’Brien and Samuel Beckett, the classic memoir of Dublin in the fifties, Dead as Doornails, novels and collections of essays.
His books with New Island include Relationships (1994), Personal Anthology: Selections from his Sunday Independent Feature (2000), No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien (2003) and Collected Poems (2004). In May 2010, New Island will publish a new collection of his poetry, The Fall.