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David Park 0

Park, David

David Park was born in Belfast in 1954. His novels are The Healing (London, Jonathan Cape, 1992); The Rye Man (Jonathan Cape, 1994); Stone Kingdoms (London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1996); The Big Snow (London,...

Stewart Parker 0

Parker, Stewart

James Stewart Parker was born in Belfast in 1941. While still in his teens, he contracted bone cancer and had a leg amputated. He was part of a group of young writers which included...

Siobhán Parkinson 0

Parkinson, Siobhán

Siobhán Parkinson was born in 1954 in Dublin but grew up in Galway and Donegal. Her books for children include The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn’t (O’Brien, 1993, reprinted 2003); Four Kids, Three Cats,...

Julie Parsons 0

Parsons, Julie

Julie Parsons was born in New Zealand but grew up in Ireland from an early age. Her novels are Mary, Mary (London, MacMillan, 1998); Courtship Gift (MacMillan, 1999); Eager to Please (MacMillan, 2001); The...

Angela Patten 0

Patten, Angela

Angela Patten was born and grew up in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, and emigrated to the United States in 1977. Her poetry collections are Still Listening (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1999);...

Glenn Patterson 0

Patterson, Glenn

Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast in 1961. His novels include Burning Your Own (London, Chatto & Windus, 1988); Fat Lad (Chatto & Windus, 1992); Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain (Chatto & Windus,...

Tom Paulin 0

Paulin, Tom

Tom Paulin was born in Leeds in 1949 but grew up in Belfast. His poetry collections include A State Of Justice (London, Faber & Faber, 1977); The Strange Museum (Faber & Faber, 1980); Liberty...

Basil Payne 3

Payne, Basil

Basil Payne was born in Dublin on June 23, 1923. His collections include Sunlight on a Square (Dublin, John Augustin,1961); Love in the Afternoon (Gill and MacMillan, Dublin, 1971); Another Kind of Optimism (Gill...

Paul Perry 0

Perry, Paul

Paul Perry was born in Dublin in 1972. His collections are The Drowning of the Saints (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 2003); The Orchid Keeper (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 2006); The Last...

Tom Phelan 2

Phelan, Tom

Tom Phelan was born in Strahard, Mountmellick, County Laois, in 1940. His books are In the Season of the Daisies (Dublin, Lilliput 1993/New York, Four Walls, 1996/ Paris, Editions Balland, 1997) Iscariot (Kerry, Brandon...

James Plunkett 0

Plunkett, James

James Plunkett (James Plunkett Kelly) was born in Dublin in 1920. As well as fiction, he wrote radio and television features, and film scripts. Big Jim (Dublin, O’Donnell, 1955), on the life of the...

Homer Potterton 0

Potterton, Homan

Homan Potterton was born in 1946. His memoir of growing up on a farm in County Meath in the 1950s is Rathcormick: a Childhood Recalled (New Dublin, Island 2001, and London, Vintage 2004). Potterton...

Suzanne Power 0

Power, Suzanne

Suzanne Power was born in Dublin in 1968. Her novels are The Lost Souls’ Reunion (London, Picador, 2002); The Virgo Club (London, Hodder Lir, 2004); and Love and the Monroes (Dublin, Hodder Headline Ireland,...

J.F. Powers 0

Powers, J.F.

J.F. Powers (James Farl Powers) was born on July 8th, 1917, in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA, and was married to the writer Betty Wahl. He published his first stories in The Catholic Worker and, as...

Morag Prunty 0

Prunty, Morag

Morag Prunty was born in 1964 to Irish parents and brought up in London. She moved to Ireland in 1990 to re-launch Irish Tatler. Her non-fiction includes the best-selling handbook for teenage girls, Boys...

Deirdre Purcell 0

Purcell, Deirdre

Deirdre Purcell was born in Dublin in 1945. A former Abbey actress, among her roles has been as Chrisine opposite Donal McCann in Drama at Inish; Miss Frost in The Ginger Man; and Pegeen...