Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien is a poet and playwright living in Los Angeles. His poetry collections, published in the UK by CB Editions, are War Reporter (winner of the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, and shortlisted for a Forward Prize for Best First Collection), Scarsdale, and New Life. His play The Body of an American received many awards including the Edward M. Kennedy Prize and the Horton Foote Prize, and was produced in London at the Gate Theatre, off-Broadway by Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and in cities around the US. O’Brien is a recent Guggenheim Fellow in Drama. Dan O’Brien: Plays One was published in 2017 by Oberon Books. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Award for Drama for The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage, forthcoming in 2019 from Oberon.

His work has recently been published in issue 54.2 of Poetry Wales. 

Website: danobrien.org

Twitter: @danobrienwriter