Mac Anna, Ferdia

Ferdia Mac Anna was born in Dublin in 1955. His novels are The Last of the High Kings (London, Viking, 1991); The Ship Inspector (Viking, 1995); and Cartoon City (London, Headline, 2000). The film of ... Read More

Mac Annaidh, Seamas

Seamas Mac Annaidh born Dublin 1961, and grew up and was educated Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. His novels are Cuaifeach Mo Londubh Buí (Baila Átha Cliath, Coiscéim 1983); Mo Dhá Mhicí (Coiscéim 1... Read More

Mac Uistin, Liam

Liam Mac Uistin was born in Dublin in 1938. His published work includes the novels Esperanza and Dordd (Báile Átha Cliath, Clóchomhar, 1994), for which he won Oireachtas awards, and Mac an Easpaig ... Read More

MacDermott, Karl

Karl MacDermott was born in Galway. An occasional performer, he appeared in his own one -man comedy play ‘Memoirs of a Midget’ in The Peacock on The Abbey Stage in 1989. Since then has written ext... Read More

MacLaverty, Bernard

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942. His novels include Lamb (London, Jonathan Cape 1980); Cal (London, Jonathan Cape, 1983); Grace Notes (London, Jonathan Cape, 1997), which was shortliste... Read More

Maguire, Aisling

Aisling Maguire was born in Dublin in 1958. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Raven Introductions 4 (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1986); The Dolmen Book of Short Stories (M... Read More

Marcus, David

David Marcus was born in Cork in 1924. With Terence Smith and SJ White, he edited Irish Writing from 1946-54. He also edited Poetry Ireland, from 1948-54. He moved to London in 1954. On his return to ... Read More

McBreen, Joan

Joan McBreen was born in Sligo. Her poetry collections are The Wind Beyond The Wall (Oregon, USA, Story Line Press, 1990); A Walled Garden in Moylough (Story Line Press, 1995 /The Cliffs of Moher, Co ... Read More

McCabe, Eugene

Eugene McCabe was born in Glasgow in July 1930 of Irish parents. His published plays for stage include King of the Castle (Dublin, The Gallery Press/Newark, Proscenium, 1978); and his one-act plays Pu... Read More

McCloskey, Molly

Molly McCloskey was born in 1964 in Philadelphia, and moved to Ireland in 1989. She has published the collection of short stories, Solomon’s Seal (London, Phoenix House, 1997); The Beautiful Changes... Read More

McFadden, Roy

Roy McFadden was born in Belfast in 1921 and was educated at Queen’s University Belfast. He thereafter worked in the legal profession. His first poetry pamplet was Russian Summer (Dublin, Gayfied, 1... Read More

McGovern, Iggy

Iggy McGovern was born in Coleraine. His collections are The King of Suburbia (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2005); and Safe House (Dedalus Press, 2010). He is the recipient of the McCrae Literary Award, the... Read More

McGuckian, Medbh

Medbh McGuckian was born in Belfast in 1950. Her collections of poetry include The Flower Master (1982, Oxford University Press, republished by Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1993); Venus and the Rain ... Read More

McKiernan, Ethna

Ethna McKiernan is a Minnesota writer with strong Irish connections, including a year’s stay in Dublin as a child and over 50 trips back since. Her collections are Caravan (Dublin, Dedalus/USA, Midw... Read More

McKinney, Blánaid

Blánaid McKinney was born in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, in 1961. She has published one short story collection, Big Mouth (London, Pheonix House, 2000); and a novel, The Ledge (Pheonix House, 2002). S... Read More

McLaverty, Michael

Michael McLaverty was born in July, 1904, at Carrrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, and was partly raised on Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, before moving to Belfast, where he taught for many years. His novels ar... Read More

McLoghlin, David

David McLoghlin was born in Dublin in 1972, and studied at University College Dublin, where he was awarded First-class honours for his Master’s thesis on the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda. His debut col... Read More

McWhirter, George

George McWhirter was born in Belfast in 1939 and left to live in Spain in 1965. His poetry collections include Catalan Poems (Ottawa, Oberon Press, 1971), which shared the Commonwealth Prize for Poetr... Read More

Millar, Cormac

Cormac Millar is the pen name of Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, who was born in Cork in 1950 and teaches Italian at Trinity College Dublin. Apart from his academic publications, he is a literary ... Read More

Millar, Sam

Sam Millar was born in Belfast in 1955. He novels are Dark Souls (Galway, Wynkin deWorde, 2003); Redemption Factory (Dingle, Brandon / Mount Eagle Publications, 2005/New York, Thunder’s Mouth Press,... Read More

Mills, Billy

Billy Mills was born in Dublin in 1954. His publications include Genesis and Home (hardPressed Poetry, 1985); On First Looking into Lorine Niedecker (hardPressed Poetry 1986); A Small Love Song (Red W... Read More

Monaghan, Alan

Alan Monaghan was born in Dublin in 1980. His novels are The Soldier’s Song (London, Pan MacMillan, 2010); The Soldier’s Return (Pan MacMillan, 2011); and The Soldier’s Farewell (Pan Mac... Read More

Moore, George

George Augustus Moore was born on February 24, 1852 in County Mayo. His collections of stories include In Single Strictness (London, Heinemann, 1922/ New York, Boni & Liveright., 1922); Celibates... Read More

Morgan, Tom

Tom Morgan was born in Belfast in 1943. His collections are The Rat-Diviner (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1987); Nan of the Falls Rd Curfew (Beaver Row Press, 1990), which was nominated for the Irish Tim... Read More

Morrison, Danny

Danny Morrison was born in Belfast 1953. His novels are West Belfast (Cork, Mercier Press,1989); On The Back Of The Swallow (Mercier Press, 1994); and The Wrong Man (Mercier Press, 1997). His non-fict... Read More

Murphy, David

David Murphy was born in Cork. A science-fiction writer, his first collection of stories was published as Lost Notes (Aeon Press, Dublin, 2004), which won the inaugural Maurice Walsh Memorial Award in... Read More

Murphy, Michael

Michael Murphy was born in Liverpool in 1965. His poetry collections are After Attila (Nottingham, Shoestring Press, 1998), Elsewhere (Shoestring Press, 2003), and Allotments (Shoestring Press, 2008.)... Read More

Murphy, Paul

Paul Murphy was born in Belfast in 1965. He has published one collection, In the Luxembourg Gardens (Salzburg, Poetry Salzburg, 1992), and T.S. Eliot’s Postmodernist Complaint (Brisbane, PostPre... Read More

Murphy, Tom

Tom Murphy was born in Tuam, Co Galway, in 1935. His works have been performed and broadcast widely in Europe and the US. He has worked closely with the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and the Druid Theatre Co... Read More