Angela Bourke

Bourke, Angela

Angela Bourke’s short story collection is By Salt Water, (Dublin, New Island Books, 1996). Her other books include Caoineadh na dTrí Muire (Baile Átha Cliath, […]

Mary Rose Callaghan

Callaghan, Mary Rose

Mary Rose Callaghan was born in Dublin in 1944. Her novels include Mothers (Dublin, Arlen House 1982, London, Marian Boyars, 1984); Confessions of a Prodigal […]

Anthony Cronin

Cronin, Anthony

Anthony Cronin was born in Co Wexford in 1928. His many works include the novels The Life of Riley (London, Secker & Warburg, 1964); and […]

Frank Delaney

Delaney, Frank

Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary in 1942. A prolific author of history, biography, and fiction, his fiction includes The Sins of the Mothers (London, […]

Nuala O'Faolain

O’Faolain, Nuala

Nuala O’Faolain was born in Dublin in 1940. Her autobiographical books are Are You Somebody? (Dublin, New Island Books, 1996/New York, Owl Books, Henry Holt […]

Maurice Harmon

Harmon, Maurice

Maurice Harmon was born in 1930 in Co Dublin. Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College Dublin, he is a distinguished critic, biographer, editor, […]

Jack Harte

Harte, Jack

Jack Harte was born in Sligo in 1944. His short stories collections are Murphy in the Underworld (Dublin, Glendale, 1986); Birds and Other Tails (Dublin, […]

Anne Haverty

Haverty, Anne

Anne Haverty was born in Tipperary in 1959. Her novels are One Day as a Tiger (London, Chatto & Windus, 1997/New York, The Ecco Press, […]

Margaret Hooks

Hooks, Margaret

Margaret Hooks was born in Belfast. She has written extensively on the life and work of artists, among them Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti and Edward […]

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 […]

Kevin Kiely

Kiely, Kevin

Kevin Kiely was born in Co Down in 1953. His novels are Quintesse (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1982/New York St Martin’s Press, 1985); Mere Mortals (Dublin, […]

Sean Lysaght

Lysaght, Seán

Seán Lysaght was born in 1957 and grew up in Limerick. In 1985 he was an award winner at the annual Patrick Kavanagh poetry festival. […]

Geraldine Mitchell

Mitchell, Geraldine

Geraldine Mitchell was born in Dublin and lived for many years in France, Algeria and Spain. Her first collection of poems is World Without Maps […]

Edna O'Brien

O’Brien, Edna

Edna O’Brien was born in Co Clare. Her novels include The Country Girls (London, Hutchinson & Company 1960); The Lonely Girl (London, Jonathan Cape, 1962 […]

Kate O'Brien

O’Brien, Kate

Kate O’Brien was born in Limerick in 1897, and spent many years in Spain. Her novels include Without My Cloak (London, Heinemann 1931); The Ante-Room […]

Ulick O'Connor

O’Connor, Ulick

Ulick O’Connor was born in Dublin in 1929. His plays include The Dream Box (1972); The Dark Lovers (1975); The Emperor’s Envoy (1976); The Grand […]

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 […]

Fintan O'Toole

O’Toole, Fintan

Fintan O’Toole was born in Dublin in 1958. His books include The Politics of Magic: The Work and Times of Tom Murphy (Dublin, Raven Arts […]

Patrick Quigley

Quigley, Patrick

Patrick Quigley was born in 1953 in Co Monaghan. His novels are Borderland (Tralee, Brandon, 1994); and The Hours of her Face (Brandon, 1999). His […]