Bourke, Angela

Angela Bourke

Angela Bourke. Image source nd.edu/~irishstu


Angela Bourke’s short story collection is By Salt Water, (Dublin, New Island Books, 1996).

Her other books include Caoineadh na dTrí Muire (Baile Átha Cliath, An Clóchomhar, 1983); The Burning of Bridget Cleary (London, Pimlico, 1999); and Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker (London, Jonathan Cape, 2004/New York, Counterpoint, 2005).

She edited volumes 1v and v of The Field Day Anthology: Irish Women’s Writing and Traditions (Cork University Press, 2002/New York University Press, 2002).

A lecturer in Modern Irish at University College Dublin, her stories have also appeared in the U.S. where she was the 1992 winner of the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In 2001, she received The Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Non-Fiction for The Burning of Bridget Cleary.

A member of the Royal Irish Academy, she lives in Dublin.


Angela Bourke at the Folklore of Ireland Council
Angela Bourke at The National Library of Ireland


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