Patrick MacGill

MacGill, Patrick

Patrick MacGill was born into a farming family near Glenties in the parish of Inishkeel, Co Donegal in 1889. When he was twelve years of […]

Monk Gibbon

Gibbon, Monk

Monk Gibbon was born in Dublin in 1896. He studied in Oxford from 1915 but the following year year joined the British Army and served […]

JP Dunleavy

Dunleavy, J.P.

J.P. Donleavy was born in New York City in 1926 and came to Ireland following World War II. He is the author of eleven novels […]

Robert Greacen

Greacen, Robert

Robert Greacen was born in Derry in 1920. His poetry includes The Bird (1941); Northern Harvest, (Belfast, Derrick MacCord, 1944); One Recent Evening (1944); The […]

Denis Johnston

Johnston, Denis

Denis Johnston was born in Dublin in 1901. His plays include The Old Lady Says ‘No’ (Dublin, The Gate Theatre, 1929); The Moon in the […]

Brian Keenan

Keenan, Brian

Brian Keenan was born in Belfast in 1950. He has published one novel, Turlough (London, Jonathan Cape, 2000). His other work includes the autobiographical An […]

Michael Kerry

Kerr, Michael

Michael Kerr was born in Ballymoney, Co Antrim, in 1958 and grew up in Portstewart, Co Derry. His autobiography is Our Side of the House […]

C.S. Lewis

Lewis, C.S.

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898. His poetry includes Spirits in Bondage ([psued. Clive Hamilton,] 1919); Dymer (London, J. M. Dent/New York, […]

Aodhan Madden

Madden, Aodhan

Aodhan Madden was born in Dublin. His plays for the stage include The Midnight Door (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 1983); The Dosshouse Waltz […]

David Marcus

Marcus, David

David Marcus was born in Cork in 1924. With Terence Smith and SJ White, he edited Irish Writing from 1946-54. He also edited Poetry Ireland, […]

Lia Mills

Mills, Lia

Lia Mills was born in Dublin. Her novels are Another Alice (Dublin, Poolbeg, 1996); Nothing Simple (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2005); and Fallen (Penguin Ireland, 2014). […]

Sam Millar

Millar, Sam

Sam Millar was born in Belfast in 1955. He novels are Dark Souls (Galway, Wynkin deWorde, 2003); Redemption Factory (Dingle, Brandon / Mount Eagle Publications, […]

John Montague

Montague, John

John Montague was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1929 and reared on the family farm in Co Tyrone. His poetry includes Forms of Exile […]

Dervla Murphy

Murphy, Dervla

Dervla Murphy was born in Lismore, Co Waterford, in 1931. Her published works include Full Tilt. Ireland to India with a Bicycle (London, John Murray […]

Christopher Nolan

Nolan, Christopher

Christopher Nolan was born in 1965, and grew up in Dublin, overcoming cerebral palsy to write. He has published one collection of poems, Dam-burst of […]

Sean O'Casey

O’Casey, Sean

Sean O’Casey was born John Casey in Dublin in 1880. His major plays are his Three Dublin Plays: The Shadow of a Gunman (Dublin, The […]

Frank O'Connor

O’Connor, Frank

Frank O’Connor (pen name of Michael O’Donovan) was born in Cork City on September 17, 1903. There is a poignant description of his childhood in […]

Sean O'Faolain

Ó Faoláin, Seán

Seán Ó Faoláin was born in Cork in 1900. He was baptized as John Whelan, but adapted the Irish form of his name, which is […]

Augustus Young

Young, Augustus

Augustus Young is the pen name of James Hogan, who was born in Cork, in 1943. As Augustus Young, his poetry collections include Survival (Dublin, […]