Mulkerns, Val

Val Mulkerns
Val Mulkerns, Author of “Memory and Desire” at home, 2016. Image source

Val Mulkerns was born in Dublin in 1925.

Her novels include A Time Outworn (London, Chatto and Windus, 1951/New York,The Devin-Adair Company, 1952); A Peacock Cry (London, Hodder, 1954); The Summerhouse (London, John Murray, 1984); and Very Like a Whale (Murray, 1986).

Memory and Desire (Dublin, 451 Editions, 2016) brings together a selection of her stories from her three collections, Antiquities, (London, André Deutsch, 1978); An Idle Woman, (Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 1980); and A Friend of Don Juan (John Murray, 1988).

She was an associate editor of The Bell and was joint winner of the A.I.B. Prize for Literature in 1984.

She has written two children’s books, which have been translated into German and published by Benziger of Zurich. She was married to the late writer Maurice Kennedy, and edited a posthumous collection of his work The Way to Vladivostok (2000).

She lives outside Dublin and is a member of Aosdána.

Val Mulkerns website

Val Mulkerns at 451 Editions

Val Mulkerns at Aosdána

Val Mulkerns at The National Library of Ireland