Jan Brierton is a freelance fashion stylist from Dublin. When COVID restrictions led Jan to assume the full-time role of teacher, playground chaperone, cook, cleaner and general entertainer she was inspired to write and share a poem about her experience. That poem, ‘What day is it, who gives a f**k’, went viral and caught the imagination of lockdown-exhausted women and men all over the world. Her first book, a collection of her lockdown poems, will be published in May 2021 by New Island Books. Jan lives in Killester, Dublin with her husband Austin and children Willow and Theo.