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Seán Haldane 0

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 Oxford and sojourns in Italy and Portugal he spent...

Hugo Hamilton 0

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); The Love Test (Faber & Faber, 1995); Headbanger (London,...

Gerald Hanley by John Huston 0

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 when he was 19, where he joined the British...

James Hanley 0

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 Boy was the subject of an obscenity charge in...

Davoren Hanna 0

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 Christy Brown Award, The British Spastics Society National Literary...

Kerry Hardie 0

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, The Gallery Press, 1996); Cry for the Hot Belly...

Michael Harding 1

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, 1988); and the novella Bird in the Snow (Dublin,...

Maurice Harmon 1

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, literary historian, and poet. His published academic work includes...

James Harpur 0

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 (Anvil Press Poetry, 1996); Oracle Bones (Anvil Press Poetry,...

Shane Harrison 0

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, advertising and as a freelance designer. His stories are...

Norma Harrs 0

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 Love Minus One & Other Stories (Toronto, Hounslow Press,...

Josephine Hart 0

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 Publishing, and later founded Gallery Poets and West End...

Jack Harte 0

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, The Dedalus Press, 1996); Birds and Selected Stories (Opheus,...

Lara Harte 0

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 House [Weidenfeld & Nicholson], 2003); and Honour Bound (New...

Anne Hartigan 0

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 moving to her mother’s family farm in Ireland with...

Michael Hartnett 0

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 Dolmen Press, 1968); The Old Hag of Beare (a...

Francis Harvey 0

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 Rainmakers (The Gallery Press, 1988); The Boa Island Janus...

Anne Haverty 0

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, 1988); The Far Side of a Kiss (Chatto &...

Katy Hayes 1

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 director with Glasshouse Productions from 1990 to 1995. Her...

Hayes, Trudy 0

Hayes, Trudy

Trudy Hayes was born in Dublin in 1962. Her stories are anthologized in Virgins and Hyacinths (Dublin, The Attic Press) and Ireland’s Women – Writings Past and Present (Dublin, Gill & MacMillan, 1994). She...

Carole Hayman 0

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 was serialized on Woman’s Hour, and which was followed...

Dermot Healy 0

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 with Shadows (London, Allison & Busby 1984); A Goat’s...

Randolph Healy 0

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, 1983); a pamphlet, Envelopes (UK, Cambridge Poetical Histories, 1996);...

Seamus Heaney 0

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 Death of a Naturalist (London, Faber and Faber, 1966);...

Madge Herron 0

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 in the 1930s where she joined the Abbey Theatre....

Anna Heussaff 0

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, 2004) and Buille Marfach (Gaillimh, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2010). Her...

John Hewitt 0

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 Art Gallery and in 1957 he became the Art...

Aidan Higgins 0

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 Go Down (London, Calder & Boyars, 1966), which won...

Kevin Higgins 0

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 Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Poetry, 2005); Time Gentlemen, Please...

Michael D. Higgins 0

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 Mick Mulcahy]); The Season of Fire (Tralee, Co. Kerry,...

Rita Ann Higgins 0

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, 1988); Goddess and Witch (Salmon, 1989); Philomena’s Revenge (Salmon,...

Alex Hijmans 0

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 of his degree in Celtic Studies, before spending a...

Desmond Hogan 0

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, Hamish Hamilton, 1980); A Curious Street (Hamish Hamilton, 1984);...

Eleanor Hooker 0

Hooker, Eleanor

Eleanor Hooker’s debut collection is The Shadow Owner’s Companion (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 2012). She lives in North Tipperary. Eleanor Hooker at Dedalus Press Eleanor Hooker interview at Women Rule Writer

Margaret Hooks 0

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 James. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, The Guardian,...

Alannah Hopkin 0

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, 1985). Her non-fiction includes The Living Legend Of Saint...

Joseph Horgan 0

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 Song at your Backdoor (Cork, Collins Press 2010), which...

Declan Hughes 0

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 Festival, 1990); Digging for Fire (Dublin Theatre Festival, 1991);...

John Hughes 0

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 Chill Wind (The Gallery Press, 1991); The Devil Himself...

Pearse Hutchinson 1

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 in the 1950s and 60s. His collections include Tongue...