McGonigle, Thomas

Thomas McGonigle
Thomas McGonigle. Image source abcofreading.blogspot.com

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 Archive Press, 1992); and The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov (Dalkey Archive Press, 1987/Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press, 2000). His novel St Patrick’s Day, 1974 has appeared in journals, and a a long excerpt is published from Just Like That, a book from a beginning and an end of the so-called 60s (Notre Dame Review, Summer, 2012).

He was for several years editor of the bi-annual Adrift (The American Irish Cultural Project), and has written extensively on Irish and European writers. He is featured in several books, including Ireland and the Americas (vol 2), eds Philip Coleman, James Byrne, Jason King (ABC-CLIO, 2008), and in Eamonn Wall‘s From The Sin-E Cafe To The Black Hills: Notes On The New Irish (University of Wisconsin Press, 2000).

He has written introductions to a number of books including Anathemas and Admirations, by E.M. Cioran (Quartet, London. 1992); Avarice House by Julien Green (Quartet, 1991); and an Afterword to Season at Coole, by Michael Stephens (Dalkey Archive Press, 1984).

He writes with some regularity for The Guardian, the Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, BookForum, and the Los Angeles Times.

He lives in Manhattan.



*listed because of close association with Ireland

Thomas McGonigle: Walking

Walking on First Ave. NYC … NYC Thomas Mcgonigle LordPatchogue …
Uploaded by MrTOMMCGONIGLE on Dec 31, 2010

Thomas McGonigle: FROM HERE TO HERE: aspects of a self-portrait
Thomas McGonigle’s ABC of Reading
Thomas McGonigle at Dalkey Archive Press
Thomas McGonigle at The National Library of Ireland


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