Tony Bailie is an Irish novelist, poet, and journalist. His most recent collection Mountain Under Heaven won the James Tate Memorial Prize 2019. He has had two previous collections published, Coill and The Tranquillity of Stone. His novels include The Lost Chord, ecopunks, A Verse to Murder, and Paws in Time. He works as a journalist, travel writer, and environmental columnist for The Irish News in Belfast.