Seán Haldane

Haldane, Seán

Seán Haldane was born in Sussex, England, of an Irish-Scots father and an English-German mother, in 1943. He grew up in Belfast. After university at […]

Richard W. Halperin. Image source: Southward

Halperin, Richard W.

Richard W. Halperin was born in Chicago, USA in 1943, and is an Irish/US dual national. His collections are Anniversary (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, […]

Hugo Hamilton

Hamilton, Hugo

Hugo Hamilton was born in Dublin of Irish-German parentage. His novels are Surrogate City (London, Faber & Faber,1990); The Last Shot (Faber & Faber, 1991); […]

Gerald Hanley by John Huston

Hanley, Gerald

Although he claimed to have been born in Cork, Gerald Hanley was born in Liverpool in 1916, of an Irish family, but went to Africa […]

James Hanley

Hanley, James

James Hanley claimed he was born in Dublin on 3 September 1901, but was actually born in Liverpool in 1897 to Irish parents. His novel […]

Davoren Hanna

Hanna, Davoren

Davoren Hanna was born in Dublin in 1975. He published one collection, Not Common Speech (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1990). Amongst his awards are The […]

Kerry Hardie

Hardie, Kerry

Kerry Hardie was born in Singapore in 1951, and grew up in County Down. Her poetry is collected as A Furious Place (Oldcastle, Co Meath, […]

Michael Harding

Harding, Michael

Michael Harding was born in Cavan in 1953. He has published two novels, Priests (Blackstaff Press, 1986), and The Trouble With Sarah Gullion (Blackstaff Press, […]

Maurice Harmon

Harmon, Maurice

Maurice Harmon was born in 1930 in Co Dublin. Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin, he is a distinguished critic, biographer, editor, […]

James Harpur

Harpur, James

James Harpur was born in 1956 of Irish-British descent. His poetry collections are A Vision of Comets (London, Anvil Press Poetry, 1993); The Monk’s Dream […]

Shane Harrison

Harrison, Shane

Shane Harrison was born in Dublin. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design in the early ‘80s and has worked in television, […]

Norma Harrs

Harrs, Norma

Norma Harrs was born in Belfast. She has published one novel, A Certain State of Mind (Toronto, Virgo Press, 1980). Her short story collections are […]

Josephine Hart

Hart, Josephine

Josephine Hart was born in Mullingar, Co Westmeath in 1942. She moved to London in 1964, where she became the only woman director of Haymarket […]

Jack Harte

Harte, Jack

Jack Harte was born in Sligo in 1944. His short stories collections are Murphy in the Underworld (Dublin, Glendale, 1986); Birds and Other Tails (Dublin, […]

Lara Harte

Harte, Lara

Lara Harte was born in Dublin in 1975. Her novels are First Time (London, Pheonix House, 1996); Losing It (Pheonix House, 1999); Wild Geese (Pheonix […]

Anne Hartigan

Hartigan, Anne Le Marquand

Anne Le Marquand Hartigan was born and reared in England to a Catholic Irish mother and a Jersey father. She trained in Fine Art before […]

Michael Hartnett

Hartnett, Michael

Michael Hartnett /Micheál Ó hAirtnéide was born in Co Limerick in 1944. His collections include Anatomy of a Cliché (Dublin, Poetry Ireland Editions 4, The […]

Francis Harvey

Harvey, Francis

Francis Harvey was born in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh in 1925. His collections include In the Light on the Stones (Dublin, The Gallery Press, 1978); The […]

Anne Haverty

Haverty, Anne

Anne Haverty was born in Tipperary in 1959. Her novels are One Day as a Tiger (London, Chatto & Windus, 1997/New York, The Ecco Press, […]

Katy Hayes

Hayes, Katy

Katy Hayes was born in Dublin in 1965, She has has worked as a theatre director and playwright, and was a founder member and resident […]

Trudy Hayes

Hayes, Trudy

Trudy Hayes was born in Dublin in 1962. Her short stories have been widely published and anthologised, and she was nominated for a Sunday Tribune […]

Carole Hayman

Hayman, Carole

Carole Hayman* is well known both as an award-winning actress and theatre director. Her first book was a comic novel, All the Best, Kim, which […]

Dermot Healy

Healy, Dermot

Dermot Healy was born in Westmeath in 1947. His short stories are collected as Banished Misfortune (London, Allison & Busby, 1984). His novels are Fighting […]

Randolph Healy

Healy, Randolph

Randolph Healy was born in Scotland in 1956, his family moving to Dublin eighteen months later. He has published 25 Poems (Dublin, The Beau Press, […]

Seamus Heaney

Heaney, Seamus

Seamus Heaney was born in Derry in 1939. His bibliography is vast, his work encompassing poetry, criticism, theatre and translation. His major poetry collections are […]

Madge Herron

Herron, Madge

Madge Herron was born in Gleann na mBuachaill (Glenaboghill) near Fintown Co.Donegal on the 3rd September 1916. Involved in amateur dramatics she moved to Dublin […]

Anna Heussaff

Heussaff, Anna

Anna Heussaff was born in 1957 and grew up in Dublin. Her two crime novels in Irish are Bás Tobann (Baile Áth Cliath, Cois Life, […]

John Hewitt

Hewitt, John

John Hewitt was born in Belfast in 1907, and educated at Methodist College and Queens University. From 1930 he worked in the Belfast Museum and […]

Aidan Higgins

Higgins, Aidan

Aidan Higgins was born in Celbridge, Co Kildare in 1927. He has written short stories, travel pieces, radio drama and novels. His novels include Langrishe […]

Kevin Higgins

Higgins, Kevin

Kevin Higgins was born in London in 1967, but grew up in Galway City. His collections are The Boy With No Face (The Cliffs of […]

Michael D. Higgins

Higgins, Michael D.

Michael D. Higgins was born in Limerick in 1941, and reared in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. His collections are The Betrayal (Galway, Salmon Publishing, 1990 [illustrated […]

Rita Ann Higgins

Higgins, Rita Ann

Rita Ann Higgins was born in 1955 in Galway. Her collections are Goddess on the Mervue Bus (Galway, Salmon, 1986); Witch in the Bushes (Salmon, […]

Alex Hijmans

Hijmans, Alex

Alex Hijmans was born in Heemskerk in Holland In 1975. He moved to Ireland when he was twenty years old and learned Irish as part […]

Desmond Hogan

Hogan, Desmond

Desmond Hogan was born in Ballinasloe, County Galway, in 1950. His novels are The Icon Maker (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1976); The Leaves on Grey (London, […]

Eleanor Hooker

Hooker, Eleanor

Eleanor Hooker’s collection are The Shadow Owner’s Companion (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 2012); and A Tug of Blue (The Dedalus Press, 2016). She lives in […]

Margaret Hooks

Hooks, Margaret

Margaret Hooks was born in Belfast. She has written extensively on the life and work of artists, among them Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti and Edward […]

Alannah Hopkin

Hopkin, Alannah

Alannah Hopkin’s novels are A Joke Goes a Long Way in the Country (London, Hamish Hamilton/New York, Atheneum, 1982); and The Out-haul (London, Hamish Hamilton, […]

Joseph Horgan

Horgan, Joseph

Joseph Horgan was born in Birmingham, England, in 1964 of Irish parents. His poetry collections are Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea (Tralee, Doghouse, 2008); The […]

Declan Hughes

Hughes, Declan

Declan Hughes was born in Dublin. A long time writer-in-residence with the Rough Magic Theatre Company, his plays include I Can’t Get Started (Dublin Theatre […]

John Hughes

Hughes, John

John Hughes was born in Belfast in 1962. His collections are The Something in Particular (Loughcrew, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, 1986); Negotiations with the […]

Pearse Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Pearse

Pearse Hutchinson was born in Glasgow of Irish parents in 1927 and reared in Dublin. A polyglot, he lived in Spain for almost ten years […]