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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...

Seamas Mac Annaidh 0

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 1986); Rubble Na...

Padraig Mac Fhearghusa 0

Mac Fhearghusa, Pádraig

Pádraig Mac Fhearghusa was born in Ballineen in West Cork. His collections are Faoi Léigear (Baile Átha Cliath, An Clóchomhar Tta.,1980); Mearcair (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim), which won the Oireachtas na Gaeilge National Poetry...

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Mac Grianna, Seosamh

Seosamh Mac Grianna was born in Rannafast, Co. Donegal in 1901. His brother Séamus Ó Grianna was also a notable writer. Like his brother who was also a teacher, he was interned during the...

Liam Mac Uistin 0

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 (Clóchomhar,...

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MacCarthy, Catherine Phil

Catherine Phil MacCarthy was born in 1954 in Crecora, Co. Limerick. Her collections are This Hour of the Tide (The Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Salmon Poetry,1994); The Blue Globe, (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, 1998);...

Patrick MacGill 0

MacGill, Patrick

Patrick MacGill was born into a farming family near Glenties in the parish of Inishkeel, Co Donegal in 1889. When he was twelve years of age he went to the Hiring Fair in Strabane...

Thomas MacGreevy 0

MacGreevy, Thomas

Thomas MacGreevy was born in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, in 1893. His poetry collections include Poems (London, Heinemann, 1934 [ reprinted New York, The Viking Press, 1934]); Collected Poems edited by Thomas Dillon Redshaw (Dublin,...

Tom MacIntyre 0

MacIntyre, Tom

Tom MacIntyre was born in Cavan in 1931. A dual-language writer, his poetry collections include Blood Relations: Versions of Gaelic Poems of the Seventeeth and Eighteenth Centuries (Dublin, New Writers’ Press, 1972); I Bailed...

Walter Macken 0

Macken, Walter

Walter Macken was born on May 3rd, 1915, in Galway. Originally an actor, principally with the Tadhbhearc in Galway, and The Abbey Theatre, he played lead roles on Broadway in MJ Molloy‘s The King...

John MacKenna 1

MacKenna, John

John MacKenna was born in 1952 in Castledermot in Co Kildare. His short story collections include The Fallen and Other Stories (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, 1992) which won The Irish Times First Fiction Award;...

Bernard MacLaverty 0

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 shortlisted for the Booker Prize;...

Bryan MacMahon 1

MacMahon, Bryan

Bryan MacMahon was born in Listowel, Co Kerry in 1909. His plays include The Bugle in the Blood (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1949); The Song of the Anvil (The Abbey Theatre, 1960); The Honey...

Louis MacNeice 0

MacNeice, Louis

(Frederick) Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907, brought up in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim and educated in England. He studied Classics and Philosophy at Oxford and both of these subjects informed his poetry....

Marie MacSweeney 0

MacSweeney, Marie

Marie MacSweeney was born in Dublin of Kerry parents. Her poetry chapbooks are Mother Cecily’s Music Room (Belfast, Lapwing, 2005); and Flying During the Hours of Darkness (Lapwing, 2009), which includes her translation of...

Aodhan Madden 0

Madden, Aodhan

Aodhan Madden was born in Dublin. His plays for the stage include The Midnight Door (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 1983); The Dosshouse Waltz (Dublin Theatre Festival, Gemini Theatre Company, 1985); Sensations (Peacock,...

Deirdre Madden 0

Madden, Deirdre

Deirdre Madden was born in 1960 in County Antrim. Her novels include Hidden Symptoms (London, Faber & Faber, 1988; USA, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987); The Birds of the Innocent Wood (Faber & Faber, 1988);...

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Madden, Ed

Ed Madden was born in Newport, Arkansas, in 1963. He now teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. His first book of poetry, Signals (Columbia, SC, USC Press, 2008), won the...

Heno Magee 0

Magee, Heno

Heno Magee was born in Dublin in 1939. His plays include I’m Getting Out of This Kip (Dublin, The Peacock, Abbey Theatre, 1972); Hatchet (The Peacock, The Abbey Theatre, 1972); and Red Biddy (The...

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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 (Mountrath, 1986); Volumes...

John Maher 0

Maher, John

John Maher was born in Dublin in 1954. His stories are collected as The Coast of Malabar (Dublin, O’Brien Press, 1998). His novels as John Maher are The Luckpenny (Dingle, Brandon / Mount Eagle...

Derek Mahon 0

Mahon, Derek

Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941. His poetry collections are Night-Crossing (UK, Oxford University Press, 1968); Lives (OUP,1972); The Snow Party (OUP, 1975); Poems 1962-1978 (OUP, 1979); Courtyards in Delft (OUP, 1981);...

Martin Malone 0

Malone, Martin

Martin Malone was born in Dublin. His novels are US (Dublin, Poolebeg, 2000); After Kafra (Poolebeg, 2001); The Broken Cedar (London, Scribner, 2003); and Moore’s Bridge (Dublin, New Island Books, 2008). His short stories...

Mary Malone 0

Malone, Mary

Mary Malone was born in Cork. Her novels are Love Match (Dublin, Dodder Books, 2006); All You Need Is Love (Dodder Books, 2007); Never Tear Us Apart (Dublin, Poolebeg Press, 2009); and Love is...

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Mangan, James Clarence

James Clarence Mangan was born in Dublin on May 1st, 1803. He was the son of a former hedge-school teacher who later became a grocer. Mangan was educated at a Jesuit school where he...

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Manning, Mary

Mary Manning (also known as Mary Manning Howe) was born in Dublin in 1905 and went to drama school in London when she was sixteen. After returning to Ireland she attended the Abbey Theatre...

Aoife Mannix 0

Mannix, Aoife

Aoife Mannix was born in Stockholm of Irish parents, and grew up in Dublin, Ottawa and New York. A former editor for the BBC’s Holby City, she has written drama documentaries for Radio 4....

David Marcus 0

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...

Emer Martin 0

Martin, Emer

Emer Martin was born in Dublin in 1968. Her novels are Breakfast In Babylon (Dublin, Wolfhound, 1995/New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1997); More Bread Or I’ll Appear (New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1999/London, Alison & Busby,...

Aidan Mathews 0

Mathews, Aidan

Aidan Mathews (var. Aidan Carl Mathews) was born in 1956 in Dublin. His poetry collections include Windfalls (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1977); Minding Ruth (Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 1983); and According to the Small...

Tom Mathews 0

Mathews, Tom

Tom Mathews was born in Dublin in 1952. His poetry collections are The Owl and the Pussycat (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2009); and No Return Game (Dedalus Press, 2013). His novel is Levon (Dublin, Ward...

Caitlin Maude 0

Maude, Caitlín

Caitlín Maude was born in Casla in the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) in 1942. Her poetry collections include Caitlín Maude, Dánta, ed. Ciar&aacuten Ó Coigligh (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 1984); Caitlín Maude (Coiscéim, 1988);...

Hugh Maxton 0

Maxton, Hugh (McCormack, W.J.)

Hugh Maxton (pseudonym of W.J. McCormack) was born near Aughrim in Co Wicklow in 1947. He lived intermittently in Hungary over a period of ten years, and has published translations into English of poems...

J Ardle McCardle 0

McArdle, J. Ardle

J. Ardle McArdle was born in Dublin in 1934 and grew up in Monaghan. He published two novels, Closing Time (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1982); and Sin Embargo (Dublin, Odell & Adair, 1987). Also a...

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McAuley, James J.

James J. McAuley was born in Dublin in 1936. His first collection was Observations, published in 1960. Since then his collections have included A New Address (Dublin,The Dolmen Press,1965); Draft Balance Sheet (The Dolmen...

John McAuliffe 0

McAuliffe, John

John McAuliffe was born in 1973 and grew up in Listowel, County Kerry. His collections are A Better Life (Loughcrew, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, 2002), shortlisted for a Forward Prize; Next Door (The...

Joan McBreen 0

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,...

Eimear McBride 0

McBride, Eimear

Eimear McBride was born in Liverpool but moved to Ireland when she was three. She grew up in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and Castlebar, Co. Mayo, before moving to London aged 17 to study at...

Eugene McCabe 0

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 Pull Down...

James McCabe 0

McCabe, James

James McCabe was born in Dublin in 1966. His poems are collected as The White Battlefield of Silence (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1999). He has also published the schools anthology Inklings (Dublin, CJ Fallon,...

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McCabe, Patrick

Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, Co Monaghan in 1955. He has published a children’s story, The Adventures of Shay Mouse (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1985), and the adult novels Music On Clinton Street...

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McCann, Colum

Colum McCann was born in Dublin in 1965. His stories include Fishing the Sloe Black River (London, Pheonix House, 1994/ New York, Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 1996). His novels are Song Dogs, (Pheonix...

Thomas McCarthy 0

McCarthy, Thomas

Thomas McCarthy was born in Cappoquin, Co Waterford in 1954. His poetry collections nclude The First Convention ( Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1978); The Sorrow-Garden (London, Anvil Press Poetry, 1981); The Non-Aligned Storyteller (Anvil...

Molly McCloskey 0

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, a novella and...

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McCormack, Mike

Mike McCormack was born in London in 1965, but grew up in Sligo. His stories are collected as Getting it in the Head (London, Jonathan Cape, 1965), for which he won the Rooney Prize;...

Kathleen McCracken 0

McCracken, Kathleen

Kathleen McCracken was born in Dundalk, Ontario, in 1960. Her collections include Blue Light, Bay and College (Newcastle, Ontario, Penumbra Press, 1991), which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1992;...

Martin McDonagh 0

McDonagh, Martin

Martin McDonagh was born in London in 1971 to expatriate Irish parents. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane (The Abbey, Peacock Stage, Dublin, 1996 / London, Royal Court Theatre, 1997). The play...

Terry McDonagh 0

McDonagh, Terry

Terry McDonagh was born in Cill Aodáin, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo in 1946. His plays include The Dark Side of a Dream; Anything for a Fiver; I wanted to bring you flowers (translated as Ich...

Peter McDonald 0

McDonald, Peter

Peter McDonald was born in Belfast in 1962. His collections are Biting the Wax (Newcastle upon Tyne [now Tarset, Northumberland]Bloodaxe Books, 1989); Adam’s Dream (Bloodaxe, 1996); Pastorals (Manchester, Carcanet, 2004); The House of Clay...

Hugh McFadden 0

McFadden, Hugh

Hugh McFadden was born in Derry. His collections are City of Mirrors (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1985); Pieces of Time (Belfast, Lapwing Press, 2004); Selected Poems: Elegies and Epiphanies (Belfast, Lagan Press, 2005); and...

Roy McFadden 0

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, 1941). His first...

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McGahern, John

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934, but moved to Leitrim as a child. His novels are The Barracks (London, Faber & Faber, 1963); The Dark (Faber & Faber, 1965); The Leavetaking (Faber...

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McGinley, Patrick

Patrick McGinley was born in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal in 1937. His novels include Bogmail (London, Martin Brian & O’Keeffe, 1978); Goosefoot (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982); Fox Prints (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983); Foggage...

Afric McGlinchey 0

McGlinchey, Afric

Afric McGlinchey was born in Ireland. Her debut collection is The Lucky Star of Hidden Things (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2012). She grew up in Southern Africa, and received degrees from Rhodes University...

Thomas McGonigle 0

McGonigle, Thomas

Thomas McGonigle was born of Donegal ancestry in Patchogue, Long Island, New York in 1944, and has had a deep connection with Ireland since 1964. His novels are Going to Patchogue (Champaign, IL, Dalkey...

Iggy McGovern 0

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 Hennessy...

Sean McGrady 0

McGrady, Seán

Seán McGrady was born in Belfast in 1955. His novel is The Backslider (Ann Arbor, MI, Dzanc Books, 2012). Formerly a university lecturer in philosophy and freelance writer/editor, he currently lives in York, UK....

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McGrath, Eamonn

Eamonn McGrath was born in Wexford in 1929. His novels are Honour Thy Father (Dublin, Figgis,1970 / New York, Herder & Herder, 1972 (as The Clay Grew Tall) [reissued Belfast, The Blackstaff Press,1990]); The...

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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 (Oxford, 1984, a...

Frank McGuinness 0

McGuinness, Frank

Frank McGuinness was born in Buncrana, Co Donegal, in 1953. His plays include The Factory Girls (1982); Baglady/Ladybag (1985); Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1985); Innocence...

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McIntyre, Hazel

Hazel McIntyre was born in Donegal in 1946. Her novels include Lament In The Wind (Moran Publications, 1998); For Love of Mary Kate (Moran Publications, 1996); and Secrets On The Breeze (Moran Publications, 2002)....

Belinda McKeon 0

McKeon, Belinda

Belinda McKeon was born in Longford in 1979. Her first novel is Solace (London, Picador/New York, Scribner, 2011), which won the 2011 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year prize at the Irish...

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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, Midwest Villages &...

McKinney, Blánaid 0

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). She lives in...

McLaughlin, Thomas 0

McLaughlin, Thomas

Thomas McLaughlin was born in Belfast and studied acting at the Portland [Oregon] Conservatory Theatre. His stage plays include Cross-Country (co-author, New York, 1981); Let’s All Go Down to the Strand (Belfast, New Writers...

Michael McLaverty 0

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 are Call...

David McLoghlin 0

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 collection is...

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McLoughlin, Nigel

Nigel McLoughlin was born in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, in 1968. His collections are At The Waters’ Clearing (Flambard Press/Black Mountain Press, 2001); Songs for No Voices (Belfast, Lagan Press Poetry, 2004); Blood (Bristol, Bluechrome,...

McMonagle, Alan 0

McMonagle, Alan

Alan McMonagle was born in Sligo and grew up in Longford. His first collection of short stories is Liar, Liar (Wordsonthestreet Press, October 2008). His stories have appeared in many journals. He lives in...

Eoin McNamee 1

McNamee, Eoin

Eoin McNamee was born in Kilkeel, Co Down, in 1961. He has written two novellas, The Last of Deeds, (Raven Arts Press, Dublin),which was shortlisted for the 1989 Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award for Irish...

Ted McNulty 0

McNulty, Ted

Ted McNulty, was born in New York, of Irish parents from counties Cavan and Clare. A one-time news reporter and university lecturer, he began writing in his fifties. He spent the latter part of...

Conor McPherson 0

McPherson, Conor

Conor McPherson (var. MacPherson) was born in Dublin in 1970. His plays include Rum and Vodka (Dublin, City Arts Centre, 1994); This Lime Tree Bower (Dublin, Iomha Ildanach, The Crypt Art Centre, 1995) The...

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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 Poetry with...

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Medbh, Máighréad

Máighréad Medbh was born in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, in 1959. Her collections are The Making of a Pagan (Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1990); Tenant (The Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 1999); and When the Air...

Paula Meehan 0

Meehan, Paula

Paula Meehan was born in Dublin in 1955. Her poetry collections include Return and No Blame (Dublin, Beaver Row, 1984); Reading the Sky (Beaver Row, 1986); The Man Who Was Marked by Winter (Oldcastle,...

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Melling, O.R.

O.R. Melling (pseud. of Geraldine Valerie Whelan) aka Orla Melling, was born in Bray, Co Wicklow, but her family emigrated to Toronto when she was a child. Her books for young adults include The...

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Mhac an tSaoi, Máire

Máire Mhac an tSaoi was born in Dublin in 1922. Her main collections are: Margadh na Saoire (1956); Codladh an Ghaiscigh (1973); An Galar Dubhach (1980), and An Cion go dtí Seo (1987). Her...

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Millar DuMars, Susan

Susan Millar DuMars was born in Philadelphia in 1966. The first full collection of her poetry is Big Pink Umbrella (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2008); and Dreams for Breakfast (Salmon Poetry, 2010). Her...

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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 translator...

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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, 2006); Bloodstorm (Brandon, 2008);...

Billy Mills 0

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 Wheelbarrow Press, 1986...

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Mills, Geraldine

Geraldine Mills was born in Galway. Her poetry collections are Unearthing Your Own (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2001; Toil the Dark Harvest (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2004); The Weight of Feathers (Galway, Arlen House, 2009); and...

Lia Mills 0

Mills, Lia

Lia Mills was born in Dublin. Her novels are Another Alice (Dublin, Poolbeg, 1996); and Nothing Simple (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2005). As well as critical articles and short stories, she has also published In...

Gary Mitchell 0

Mitchell, Gary

Gary Mitchell was born in Rathcoole, North Belfast in 1965. In 1990 his first radio play won a BBC Radio 4 Young Playwrights Festival Award, and in 1995 won the Stewart Parker Award. In...

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Mitchell, Geraldine

Geraldine Mitchell was born in Dublin and lived for many years in France, Algeria and Spain. Her first collection of poems is World Without Maps (Galway, Arlen House, 2011). Other publications include two novels...

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Mok, Judith

Judith Mok was born in Bergen in the Netherlands. A distinguished classical singer and recording artist, her poetry includes Sterkwater Ambo (De Prom,1985); Materiaal Ambo (De Prom, 1991); Het Feestmaal (Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1997); and...

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Molloy, Frances

Frances Molloy was born in Derry in 1947. She left school at fifteen and was a nun for a time, before moving to Lancaster, England. She published one novel, No Mate for the Magpie...

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Molloy, M.J.

M.J. Molloy was born in Co Galway in 1917. Nine of his plays premiered at the Abbey Theatre, one in the Gaeity Theatre, and one at the John Player Theatre, all in Dublin. Three...

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Monaghan, Alan

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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 MacMillan, 2012). He won the...

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Monaghan, Sean

Sean Monaghan was born in Dublin in 1970. His novels are Plus Ultra (Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 2000) and Planned Accidents (Poolbeg Press, 2001). He lives in Dublin. Sean Monaghan at The National Library of...

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Monahan, Noel

Noel Monahan was born in Granard, Co Longford. His collections are Opposite Walls (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1991); Snowfire (Salmon Poetry, 1995); Curse of the Birds (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 2001); and...

John Montague 0

Montague, John

John Montague was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1929 and reared on the family farm in Co Tyrone. His poetry includes Forms of Exile (1958); Poisoned Lands (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1961, 1977);...

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Montague, Mary

Mary Montague was born in Enniskillen in 1964, reared in Ederney, Co Fermanagh. and studied Genetics and Zoology at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her collections are Black Wolf on a White Plain (Kilcar, Donegal, Summer...

Martin Mooney 0

Mooney, Martin

Martin Mooney was born in Belfast 1964. His collections include Grub (Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1993), which won the 1994 Brendan Behan Memorial Award; and Rasputin and his Children (Dublin, Blackwater Press, 2000, republished 2003...

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Moore, Alan

Alan Moore was born in 1960 in Dublin. His collections are Opia (London, Anvil Press, 1986), which was a Poetry Book Society Choice; and How Now! (Anvil Press, 2010). He is also a crime...

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Moore, Alan Jude

Alan Jude Moore was born in Dublin in 1973. His collections are Black State Cars (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2004); Lost Republics (Salmon Poetry, 2008); Strasbourg (Salmon Poetry, 2010); and Zinger (Salmon Poetry,...

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Moore, Brian

Brian Moore was born in Belfast in 1921. He wrote several early novels under the pseudonyms Bernard Mara and Michael Byan, including Wreath for a Redhead (reprinted as Sailor’s Leave, 1951); The Executioners (1951);...

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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, London (Walter Scott/ New...

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Moran, Stephen

Stephen Moran was born in Dublin in 1954. His first book is a short story collection, The London Silence (Pretend Genius Press, 2004). He is a contributing editor to online journals Sloe Wine and...

Tom Morgan 0

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...

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Moriarty, John

John Moriarty was born in Kerry in 1938. Sometime gardener, lecturer and broadcaster, in 1997 he hosted the RTÉ television series, The Blackbird and the Bell. His books include Dreamtime (Dublin, The Lilliput Press,...

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Moriarty, Sinéad

Sinéad Moriarty was born in Dublin. Her novels are Baby Trail (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2004/New York, Atria, 2005), which has been translated into twenty languages; A Perfect Match (Penguin Ireland, 2005/New York, Washington Square...

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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-fiction includes...

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Morrissey, Sinéad

Sinéad Morrissey was born in Portadown in 1972. Her collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (Manchester, Carcanet Press, 1996); Between Here and There (Carcanet, 2002); The State of the Prisons (Carcanet, 2005); Through...

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Morrissy, Mary

Mary Morrissy was born in Dublin in 1957. She has published one collection of short stories, A Lazy Eye (London, Jonathan Cape/ New York, Scribner, 1993). Her novels are Mother of Pearl (Scribner, 1995/Jonathan...

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Moxley, Gina

Gina Moxley was born in Cork where she studied painting at the Crawford School of Art. Her plays are Danti-Dan (Dublin, The Project/London, Hampstead Theatre, 1994, Rough Magic Theatre Company); and Dog House, which...

Paul Muldoon 0

Muldoon, Paul

Paul Muldoon was born in Co Armagh in 1951. His main works are New Weather (London: Faber & Faber, 1973); Mules (Faber & Faber and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Wake Forest University Press, 1977); Immram...

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Mulkerns, Helena

Helena Mulkerns was born in Dublin but has lived abroad for much of her life. Her last posting was in Kabul with the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan in 2007. She was nominated for...

Val Mulkerns 0

Mulkerns, Val

Val Mulkerns was born in Dublin in 1925. Her novels include The Time Outwork (London, Chatto and Windus, 1951/New York,The Devin-Adair Company, 1952); A Peacock Cry (London, Hodder, 1954); The Summerhouse (London, John Murray,...

Pat Mullan 0

Mullan, Pat

Pat Mullan was born in County Derry in 1939. His book of poetry and other writings, Childhood Hills, was published by Barnes & Noble/iUniverse (USA, 2000). His thriller novel, The Circle of Sodom, was...

Iris Murdoch 0

Murdoch, Iris

Jean Iris Murdoch was born at 59 Blessington Street in Dublin, in 1919. Following the Irish War of Independence, the family moved to Chiswick, near London. In the latter years of the Second World...

Aidan Murphy 0

Murphy, Aidan

Aidan Murphy was born in Cork in 1952. His poetry collections are The Restless Factor (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1985); The Way the Money Goes (Raven Arts Press/London, Allison & Busby, 1987) which was...

David Murphy 0

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 2005. His...

Dervla Murphy 0

Murphy, Dervla

Dervla Murphy was born in Lismore, Co Waterford, in 1931. Her published works include Full Tilt. Ireland to India with a Bicycle (London, John Murray 1965); Tibetan Foothold (John Murray, 1966); The Waiting Land:...

Gerry Murphy 0

Murphy, Gerry

Gerry Murphy was born in Cork City in 1952. His collections are A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards (Cork, Commons Press, 1988, Three Spires Press, 1992); Rio de la Plata and All That (Dublin,...

Jimmy Murphy 0

Murphy, Jimmy

Jimmy Murphy was born in Dublin. His stage plays include Brothers of the Brush (Dublin, The Peacock, Dublin Theatre Festival 1993), which was awarded best new Irish play; A Picture of Paradise (The Peacock,...

Marian Murphy 0

Murphy, Marian

Marian Murphy was born in Limerick and grew up in Dublin. Her novels are Take 2 (Dublin, Poolbeg, 2000); Millions! (Poolbeg, 2001); and Making It Home (Poolbeg, 2003). She lives in Wicklow. Marian Murphy...

Paul Murphy 0

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.) In 2001 he won the Geoffrey Dearmer...

Murphy, Paul 0

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, PostPressed), a book a book on TS...

Peter Murphy 0

Murphy, Peter

Peter Murphy was born in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, 1968 His novels are John the Revelator (London, Faber & Faber/New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Fiction Prize, and...

Richard Murphy 0

Murphy, Richard

Richard Murphy was born in Mayo in 1927. His poetry collections include The Archaeology of Love (Dolmen, 1955); Sailing to an Island (Faber, 1963); The Battle of Aughrim (Knopf, and Faber, 1968; LP recording...

Tom Murphy 0

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...

Paul Murray 0

Murray, Paul

Paul Murray was born in Newcastle, Co Down, in 1947. His poetry collections are Ritual Poems (Dublin, New Writers Press, 1971); Rites and Meditations (Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1982, which was awarded the Poetry Ireland...

Tommy Murray 0

Murray, Tommy

Tommy Murray published books on Local History, including Trim, looking back (Trim, Tommy Murray, 2004); as well as short stories and poetry. His main poetry collections are Counting Stained Glass Windows (Belfast, Lapwing Press,...

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