Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan

Fitzgerald Ryan, Hugh

Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan was born in Dublin. His novels are The Kybe (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1983); Reprisal (Wolfhound Press, 1989); On Borrowed Ground (Wolfhound Press, […]

Billy Ramsell

Ramsell, Billy

Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977. His first collection is Complicated Pleasures (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2007). Shortlisted in 2005 for a Hennessy award, […]

John Redmond

Redmond, John

John Redmond was born in Dublin in 1967. His collections are Thumb’s Width (Manchester, Carcanet Press, 2001); and MUDe (Carcanet, 2008). His non-fiction is How […]

Nell Regan

Regan, Nell

Nell Regan was born in London and grew up in Dublin. Her collections are Preparing for Spring (Galway, Arlen House, 2007/New York, Syracuse University Press, […]

Ger Reidy

Reidy, Gerard

Gerard Reidy was born in Co Mayo. His collection is Pictures from a Reservation (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1998). He has won numerous national poetry […]

Adrian Rice

Rice, Adrian

Adrian Rice was born in Belfast in 1958. His first sequence of poems appeared in Muck Island, a collaboration with the artist Ross Wilson. Copies […]

Keith Ridgeway

Ridgway, Keith

Keith Ridgway was born in Dublin in 1965. He has published a collection of short stories, Standard Time (Faber & Faber, 2001); a novella, Horses […]


Riordan, Maurice

Maurice Riordan was born in Lisgoold, Co Cork, in 1953. His collections are A Word from the Loki (London, Faber and Faber, 1995), which was […]

Billy Roche

Roche, Billy

Billy Roche was born in Wexford in 1949. He was for many years a singer, fronting his own band, The Roach Band. Best known as […]

Moya Roddy

Roddy, Moya

Moya Roddy was born in Dublin. Her novel is The Long Way Home (Dublin, Attic Press, 1992). Her short story collection, Other People (Galway, WordsontheStreet, […]

Ethel Rohan

Rohan, Ethel

Ethel Rohan was born in Dublin. Her story collection is Cut Through the Bone (Seattle, WA, Dark Sky Books, 2010), which was long listed for […]

The Men Who Loved Evelyn Cotton

Ronan, Frank

Frank Ronan was born in New Ross, Co Wexford in 1963. His first novel, The Man Who Loved Evelyn Cotton (London, Bloomsbury, 1989), received the […]

Aidan Rooney

Rooney, Aidan

Aidan Rooney (var. Aidan Rooney-Cespedes) was born in Monaghan in 1965. His collections are (as Aidan Rooney-Cespedes) Day Release (Oldcastle, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, […]

Mark Roper

Roper, Mark

Mark Roper was born in England in 1951, and moved to Ireland in 1980. His poetry collections include The Hen Ark (Calstock, Cornwall, Peterloo Poets […]

Gabriel Rosenstock

Rosenstock, Gabriel

Gabriel Rosenstock was born in Kilfinane, Co Limerick in 1949. He writes primarily in Irish and is the author or translator of over one hundred […]

Orna Ross

Ross, Orna

Orna Ross was born Aine McCarthy in Waterford in 1960 and grew up in Co Wexford. Her novels are Lovers Hollow (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2004); […]

Robyn Rowland

Rowland, Robyn

Robyn Rowland is a dual Irish-Australian citizen. Her poetry collections include Filigree in Blood (Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1982); Perverse Serenity (Heinemann, Australia, 1990. Reprint; Spinifex, […]

Rowley, Rosemarie

Rosemarie Rowley was born in Dublin in 1942. Her poetry publications include The Broken Pledge (Dublin, Martello, Tallaght, 1985); The Sea of Affliction (Dublin, Rowan […]

Mary Russell

Russell, Mary

Mary Russell was born in Dublin. Her books are The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt (London, Harper Collins, 1986); Please Don’t Call it Soviet […]

Donal Ryan

Ryan, Donal

Donal Ryan was born in Co Tipperary in 1976. His novels are The Spinning Heart (Dublin, Lilliput, 2012/Hanover, NH, Steerforth Press, 2014), and The Thing […]

James Ryan

Ryan, James

James Ryan grew up in Co Laois. His novels are Home from England (London, Pheonix House, 1995); Dismantling Mr Doyle (Pheonix House, 1997); Seeds of […]

Liz Ryan

Ryan, Liz

Liz Ryan was born in Dublin. Her novels include Blood Lines (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1995/New York, St Martin’s Press, 1995, translated as Rukkehr nach […]

Oran Ryan

Ryan, Oran

Oran Ryan was born in Dublin. His novels are The Death of Finn (Dublin, Seven Towers, 2006); Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger (Seven Towers […]