Donovan, Gerard

Gerard Donovan
Gerard Donovan. Image source

Gerard Donovan born in Wexford and grew up in Galway.

His collections are Columbus Rides Again (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1992); Kings and Bicycles (Salmon, 1995); and The LightHouse (Salmon, 2000), which was short listed for the Irish Times Literature Prize.

His novels are Schopenhauer’s Telescope (New York, Perseus Publishing/London, Scribner, 2003), which was long listed for the Man Booker Prize, 2003, was a finalist for Irish Novel of the Year 2003, won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award in 2004. and represented Ireland at the European First Novel Festival in Hungary; Doctor Salt (London, Scribner, 2005), published in the US as Sunless (Overlook Press, 2007); and Julius Winsome (New York, Overlook Press (2006/London, Faber & Faber, 2007).

His short stories are collected as Country of the Grand (London, Faber & Faber, 2008). This is published in the US as Young Islanders (Overlook Press, 2010).

He teaches at the University of Plymouth

Gerard Donovan at Faber

Gerard Donovan at The Overlook Press

Gerard Donovan at The University of Plymouth

Gerard Donovan at The National Library of Ireland