Michael Coady (born 1939) is a poet and short story writer a local historian, a photographer, a genealogist, a journalist, and “a lapsed trombone player” (his own description), born in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, where he continues to live.
He was educated at University College Galway and University College Cork.
He is a former Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University.
His poetry and short stories have been included in many anthologies. Bursaries from the Arts Council have enabled him to travel in the USA and Newfoundland.and he has held a residency in the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris.
He is a member of Aosdána.
His awards include The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1979, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award in 2004 and he was a prizewinner in the Francis MacManus competition for short stories in 1987 and 1993.