ANDREW MCNEILLIE’s biography of his father Ian Niall: Part of his Life was published in 2007. He is founder and editor of the magazine Archipelago and his several books include An Aran Keening (2001), which tells of his stay on Inis Mór through 1968-69. He was born at Hen Golwyn in North Wales, 12 August 1946, and educated at the primary school there. His collection of poems Nevermore (2000), in the Oxford Poets series from Carcanet Press, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.