McNeillie, Andrew

Andrew McNeillie founded the magazine Archipelagoin 2007, and the Clutag Press, which publishes it, more than ten years ago. Of his several books of verse and memoir perhaps best known is his highly-praised addition to the literature of the Aran Islands, An Aran Keening (2001). His most recent book of poems is Losers Keepers (an Agenda special edition, 2011). A graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford, he was latterly Literature Editor at Oxford University Press before going on to teach at Exeter University where he is now Professor Emeritus. He was born in 1946 in North Wales, the son of the ruralist Ian Niall, and is currently writing a book with the working title Wildish Destinies.

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