David Park

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 […]

Stewart Parker

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 […]

Siobhán Parkinson

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 […]

Julie Parsons

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 […]

Angela Patten

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 […]

Glenn Patterson

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); […]

Tom Paulin

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, […]

Basil Payne

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 […]

Paul Perry

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 […]

Tom Phelan

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 […]

James Plunkett

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 […]

Homer Potterton

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 […]

Suzanne Power

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); […]

J.F. Powers

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 […]

Morag Prunty

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 […]

Deirdre Purcell

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 […]