Dr Liam Mac Amhlaigh is a lecturer of Irish language and literature in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Liam is a graduate of both Trinity College, Dublin and University College, Dublin. His main areas of research are contemporary Irish-language literature (especially contemporary poetry and the work of Michael Davitt), Modern Irish lexicography and the history of Irish language in the twentieth century.
He is currently working on two projects: a monograph on Irish lexicographical material in the twenty-first century (follows Foclóirí agus foclóirithe na Gaeilge), and a critical text on the work of Michael Davitt and the impact of modernism on Irish poetry over the last century. He has published articles on other contemporary Irish poets such as Máire Mhac an tSaoi and Máirtín Ó Direáin. With Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, he edited the collection of essays Fill Arís: Oidhreacht Sheáin Uí Ríordáin (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2012). His first novel, Teach na gcolúr (Comhar) was published in 2006 and won a prize in the Oireachtas Literary Competition of the same year.
He is a founding co-editor of the peer-reviewed academic e-journal COMHARTaighde; on the editorial team for Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad; an editor of the digital portrait archive Portráidí na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge and of the book of the same title (LeabhairCOMHAR, 2016). Liam was born in Wicklow and raised in Dublin.
Updated June 2017
Teach na gcolúr (Comhar, 2006)
Foclóirí agus foclóirithe na Gaeilge(Cois Life, 2008)
Portráidí na scríbhneoirí Gaeilge (LeabhairCOMHAR, 2016)
Ilteangach, ilseiftiúil: féilscríbhinn in ómós do Nicholas Williams (Arden House, 2012)
Fill arís: oidhreacht Sheáin Uí Ríordáin (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2012)