Julia O’Faolain was born in London in 1932 to the writer Sean O’Faolain and children’s writer Eileen O’Faolain (née Gould).
Her works include the short story collections We Might See Sights! and Other Stories (London, Faber & Faber, 1968); Man in the Cellar (Faber & Faber, 1974); and Daughters of Passion (London, Penguin, 1982).
Her novels include Godded and Codded (Faber & Faber, 1970); Women in the Wall (Faber & Faber, 1975); No Country for Young Men (Allen Lane, London 1980); The Obedient Wife (Allen Lane, London 1982); The Irish Signorina (Viking, London 1984); The Judas Cloth (London, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992); and Adam Gould (London, Telegram, 2009).
Her memoir is Trespassers (Faber & Faber, 2013).
She has edited (with husband Lauro Martines) Not in God’s Image: Women in History from the Greeks to the Victorians (London, Temple Smith, 1973). As Julia Martines she has translated Two Memoirs of Renaissance Florence: The Diaries of Buonaccorso Pitti and Gregorio Dati (edited by Gene Bruckner) (Boston, Little Brown, 1968).
She is a member of Aosdána, and lives in London.
Julia O’Faolain at Telegram Books
Julia O’Faolain at Faber
Julia O’Faolain at The National Library of Ireland