Peter Fallon grew up on a farm near Kells in County Meath. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he was Writer Fellow in 1994. He founded The Gallery Press in 1970 and has edited and published more than 300 titles. His own books include News of the World: Selected and New Poems (1978) and Tarry Flynn, a dramatization of the novel by Patrick Kavanagh (2004).
`Review from previous edition 'the combination of truth to the words Virgil wrote, natural vernacular speech and a general at-homeness on the land make Fallon's an inspired translation'' Seamus Heaney, Irish Times `'magnificent new translation...Fallon is the perfect translator for the Georgics'' Bernard O'Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement `'supple and assured new translation'' Jonathan Bate, TLS Books of the Year