Moya Roddy

Roddy, Moya

Moya Roddy was born in Dublin. Her novel is The Long Way Home (Dublin, Attic Press, 1992). Her short story collection, Other People (Galway, WordsontheStreet, […]

Eileen Battersby

Battersby, Eileen

Eileen Battersby was born in California. Her debut novel is Teethmarks on My Tongue (Victoria [Texas]/London/Dublin, The Dalkey Archive Press, 2016). An Irish Times staff […]

Julian Gough

Gough, Julian

Julian Gough was born to Irish parents in 1966 in London, and grew up in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. His novels for adults are Juno & […]

Lisa McInerney

McInerney, Lisa

Lisa McInerney was born in Gort, County Galway, 1981. Her stories have been published in The Long Gaze Back:an anthology of Irish women writers, edited […]

Kevin Curran

Curran, Kevin

Kevin Curran grew up in Balbriggan, County Dublin. His novels are Beatsploitation (Dublin, Liberties Press, 2013); and Citizens (Liberties Press, 2016). He teaches in Dublin. […]

O’Donnell, Paraic

Paraic O’Donnell is a writer and of fiction, poetry and criticism. His first novel is The Maker of Swans (London, W&N, 2015). He lives in […]

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MacDermott, Karl

Karl MacDermott was born in Galway. An occasional performer, he appeared in his own one -man comedy play ‘Memoirs of a Midget’ in The Peacock […]

Michael Foley

Foley, Michael

Michael Foley was born Derry in 1947. His poetry collections are Heil Hitler (Portrush, Ulsterman Publications, 1969); The Acne and the Ecstasy (Ulsterman Publications, 1973); […]

Christina McKenna

McKenna, Christina

Christina McKenna was born in Draperstown, County Derry. She graduated in Fine Art and English and exhibited as a painter before becoming a writer. Her […]

Donal Ryan

Ryan, Donal

Donal Ryan was born in Co Tipperary in 1976. His novels are The Spinning Heart (Dublin, Lilliput, 2012/Hanover, NH, Steerforth Press, 2014), and The Thing […]

Léan Cullinan

Cullinan, Léan

Léan Cullinan (Léan Ní Chuilleanáin) was born in 1974 in Cambridge, UK, grew up in a distinguished literary family in Dublin, including Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin, […]

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Doyle, Rob

Rob Doyle was born in Dublin. His novel is Here Are the Young Men (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2014/London, Bloomsbury, 2014). His collection of short […]

Paul Lynch

Lynch, Paul

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Paul Lynch was born in Limerick in 1977, and grew up in Donegal. His novels are Red Sky in Morning (London, Quercus, 2013/New York, Little […]

Alannah Hopkin

Hopkin, Alannah

Alannah Hopkin’s novels are A Joke Goes a Long Way in the Country (London, Hamish Hamilton/New York, Atheneum, 1982); and The Out-haul (London, Hamish Hamilton, […]

Orna Ross

Ross, Orna

Orna Ross was born Aine McCarthy in Waterford in 1960 and grew up in Co Wexford. Her novels are Lovers Hollow (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2004); […]

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 […]

Gavin Corbett

Corbett, Gavin

Gavin Corbett was born in the west of Ireland and grew up in Dublin. His novels are Innocence (New York/London, Pocket, 2003) This is the […]

Niamh Boyce

Boyce, Niamh

Niamh Boyce is from Athy, Co Kildare. Her debut novel is The Herbalist (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2013). She was awarded the Hennessy XO New Irish […]

Anne-Marie Casey

Casey, Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Casey was a script editor and producer of prime-time television drama for ten years before becoming a writer full time. She has written scripts […]

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McCabe, Patrick

Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, Co Monaghan in 1955. He has published a children’s story, The Adventures of Shay Mouse (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, […]

Eimear McBride

McBride, Eimear

Eimear McBride was born in Liverpool but moved to Ireland with her family when she was three. She grew up in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and […]

Catherine Barry

Barry, Catherine

Catherine Barry was born in 1963 in Dublin. Her novels are The House That Jack Built (London, Simon & Schuster, 2001); Null & Void (Simon […]

Ciarán Collins

Collins, Ciarán

Ciarán Collins was born in Cork in 1977 and grew up in the village of Innishannon, Co. Cork. His debut novel is The Gamal (London, […]

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 […]

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Farrell, Michael

Michael Farrell was born in Carlow in September 1899. He studied Medicine at University College Dublin but was imprisoned in Mountjoy Jail for six months […]

Jonathan Dunne

Dunne, Jonathan

Jonathan Dunne was was born on the North Strand, in Dublin’s north inner city in 1976. His novels are Academic Octagon (London, Local Legend Publishing, […]

Laura Elliot

Elliot, Laura

Laura Elliot is the author of three novels, Stolen Child (London, Avon HarperCollins, 2009) and The Prodigal Sister (Avon HarperCollins, 2010), both also published as […]

Annemarie Neary

Neary, Annemarie

Annemarie Neary was born in Co. Down. Her debut novel is A Parachute in the Lime Tree (Dublin, The History Press Ireland, 2012). Short story […]

Ciaran O'Driscoll

O’Driscoll, Ciaran

Ciaran O’Driscoll was born in Kilkenny in 1943. His poetry collections include Gog and Magog (Galway, Salmon, 1987); The Poet and His Shadow (Dublin, Dedalus, […]

Noel Duffy

Duffy, Noel

Noel Duffy was born in Dublin in 1971. His poetry is collected as The Silence After (South Tipperary Arts Centre & Start Magazine, 2003); for […]

Shauna Gilligan

Gilligan, Shauna

Shauna Gilligan was born in Dublin in 1972. Her debut novel is Happiness Comes from Nowhere (London, Ward Wood, 2012). Having lived in Mexico, Spain […]

Lisa Burkitt

Burkitt, Lisa

Lisa Burkitt was born in the USA to Irish parents, and grew up in Donegal. Her debut novel is The Memory of Scent (Dublin/Gloucestershire, UK, […]

David Murphy

Murphy, David

David Murphy was born in Cork. A science-fiction writer, his first collection of stories was published as Lost Notes (Aeon Press, Dublin, 2004), which won […]

Alex Hijmans

Hijmans, Alex

Alex Hijmans was born in Heemskerk in Holland In 1975. He moved to Ireland when he was twenty years old and learned Irish as part […]

Alan Monaghan

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Alan Monaghan was born in Dublin in 1980. His novels are The Soldier’s Song (London, Pan MacMillan, 2010); The Soldier’s Return (Pan MacMillan, 2011); and […]

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Costello, Mary

Mary Costello is originally from East Galway. Her first short story collection is The China Factory (Dublin, The Stinging Fly, 2012), which was nominated for […]

Gabrielle Alioth

Alioth, Gabrielle

Gabrielle Alioth was born in 1955 in Basel, Switzerland, and emigrated to Ireland in 1984. Her novels are Der Narr ([The Fool], Zurich, Nagel & […]

Keith Baker

Baker, Keith

Keith Baker is the author of contemporary thrillers, including Inheritance (London, Headline, 1996); Reckoning (Headline, 1998); Engram (Headline, 1999) and Lunenburg (Headline, 2000). Inheritance won […]

John Banville

Banville, John

John Banville was born in Wexford in 1945. His novels are Long Lankin ([nine short stories and the novella, The Possessed], London, Secker & Warburg, […]

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Banville, Vincent

Vincent Banville was born in Wexford in 1940. His novels include An End to Flight (London, Faber and Faber, 1973, originally published under the pen […]

Leland Bardwell

Bardwell, Leland

Leland Bardwell was born in India of Irish parents in 1922 and was brought to Ireland at the age of two. Her collections of poetry […]

Kevin Barry

Barry, Kevin

Kevin Barry was born in Limerick in 1969. His story collections are There Are Little Kingdoms (Dublin, Stinging Fly Press, 2007), which featured as a […]

Sebastian Barry

Barry, Sebastian

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays are The Pentagonal Dream (Damer Theatre 1986); Boss Grady’s Boys (Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage, Dublin […]

Colin Bateman

Bateman, Colin

Colin Bateman was born in Co Down in 1962. He has written fifteen novels, amongst them being Divorcing Jack (London, Arcade Publishing, 1995); Cycle of […]

Mary Beckett

Beckett, Mary

Mary Beckett was born in Belfast in 1926. She began writing in her twenties, first for the BBC, and then for literary magazines. Her stories […]

Samuel Beckett

Beckett, Samuel

Samuel Beckett was born in Foxrock, Co Dublin in 1906. His fiction includes More Pricks Than Kicks (London, Chatto and Windus, 1934); Murphy (London, G. […]

Brendan Behan

Behan, Brendan

Brendan Behan (known in Irish as Breandán Ó Beacháin) was born in Dublin in 1923. He served in Borstal (juvenile prison) for his activities in […]

Gerard Beirne

Beirne, Gerard

Gerard Beirne was born in 1962. His novels are The Eskimo in the Net (London, Marion Boyars, 2003); and Turtle (Ottawa, Oberon Press, 2009). His […]

Sara Berkeley

Berkeley, Sara

Sara Berkeley was born in Dublin in 1967. Her collections are Penn (Dublin, Raven Arts Press/Canada, Thistledown Press, 1986); Home Movie Nights (Raven Arts Press/Thistledown […]

Chris Binchy

Binchy, Chris

Chris Binchy was born in Scotland in 1970. His novels are The Very Man (London, MacMillan, 2003); People Like Us (MacMillan, 2004); Open Handed (London, […]

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Binchy, Dan

Dan Binchy was born in County Limerick in 1940. His novels are The Neon Madonna (London, Century, 1991); The Last Resort (Century, 1992); Fireballs (London, […]

Maeve Binchy

Binchy, Maeve

Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin in 1940. Her story collections are Central Line (Dublin, Ward River Press, 1977/London, Quartet, 1978); Victoria Line (Ward River […]

Dermot Bolger

Bolger, Dermot

Dermot Bolger was born in Finglas, North Dublin, in 1959. He founded Raven Arts Press, Dublin, where he was editor from 1979 to 1992. His […]

John Boyne

Boyne, John

John Boyne was born in Dublin in 1971. His first short story was published by the Sunday Tribune and shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. […]

Elizabeth Bowen

Bowen, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bowen was born Elizabeth Dorothea Cole in Dublin in 1899, taking her literary name from the family home Bowen’s Court, in County Cork. Her […]

Clare Boylan

Boylan, Clare

Clare Boylan was born in Dublin in 1948. She published four novels: Holy Pictures (London, Hamish Hamilton, 1993/ New York, Simon and Schuster 1983); Last […]

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Brennan, James

James (Jimmy) Brennan was born in Dublin in 1944. He was a member of the Stanislavski Studio at Focus Theatre from 1967-1969. His novel is […]

Maeve Brennan

Brennan, Maeve

Maeve Brennan was born in Dublin in 1917. Her father was Irish Ambassador to the United States and he brought his family there, including Maeve, […]

John Broderick

Broderick, John

John Broderick was born in Athlone in 1924. His novels include The Pilgrimage (London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1961), published in the U.S. as The Chameleons […]

Catherine Brophy

Brophy, Catherine

Catherine Brophy was born in Dublin. Her novels are The Liberation of Margaret McCabe (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1985);Dark Paradise (Wolfhound, 1992); and Burning Bright (Bray, […]

Christy Brown

Brown, Christy

Christy Brown was born in Crumlin, Dublin, in 1932. One of thirteen surviving children, he suffered from cerebral palsy and was considered mentally disabled until […]

Brown, Stephen

Stephen Brown was born in Derry in 1972. His novels are Under the Devil Tree (Derry, Stephen Brown, 2004); The Green Book (Bucks., UK, White […]

Corinne Browne

Browne, Corinne

Corinne de Laittre Browne, who writes under the name Corinne Browne, was born in 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her non-fiction includes Body Shop, Recovering from […]

Trevor Byrne

Byrne, Trevor

Trevor Byrne was born in Dublin in 1981. His debut novel is Ghosts and Lightning (Edinburgh, Canongate/New York, Doubleday 2009). He is currently a tutor […]

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Cafferky, Tony

Tony Cafferky was born in Dublin. He has published a novel, Baulox (Dingle, Brandon 1984); and Storia del Identito, short fiction in translation (Milan, 1988). […]

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 […]

Joyce Carey

Cary, Joyce

Joyce Cary was born Arthur Joyce Lunel in Derry City in 1888, the family home being Castle Cary in Inishowen, Co Donegal. He settled in […]

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Casey, Kevin

Kevin Casey was born in Kells, Co Meath in 1940. His novels are The Sinner’s Bell (London, Faber 1968); A Sense of Survival (Faber, 1974); […]

Philip Casey

Casey, Philip

Philip Casey was born to Irish parents in London in 1950 and grew up in Co Wexford. In 2014, he founded his own label, eMaker […]

William Carleton

Carleton, William

William Carleton was born in Prillisk, Co Tyrone, in 1794 to small farmers, and was one of fourteen children. His father was fluent in Irish […]

Ciaran Carson

Carson, Ciaran

Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast in 1948. His poetry collections include The New Estate (Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1976) which won the Eric Gregory Award; […]

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Cheasty, James

James Cheasty was born in Waterford in 1928. He is the author of a novel, The Captive (Dublin, 1965), and several plays, including A Stranger […]

Paula Clamp

Clamp, Paula

Paula Clamp was born in 1967. Her novels are Standing in a Hammock (Dublin, Poolbeg Publications, 2002); and Beetle Mania (Poolbeg Publications, 2003). She lives […]

Brian Cleeve

Cleeve, Brian

Brian Cleeve was born in Essex of a Limerick family in 1921, and settled in Dublin in the mid-1950s. His short fiction includes The Horse […]

Michael Collins

Collins, Michael

Michael Collins was born in Limerick in 1964. His stories are collected as The Meat Eaters (London, Jonathan Cape, 1992) published in the US as […]

Evelyn Conlon

Conlon, Evelyn

Evelyn Conlon was born in Monaghan in 1952. Her collections of short stories are My Head is Opening (Attic Press, 1987); Taking Scarlet as a […]

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Connolly, John

John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. His novels are Every Dead Thing (London, Hodder & Stoughton, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1999), Winner […]

Kieron Connolly

Connolly, Kieron

Kieron Connolly was born in Tipperary in 1961. His novels are Watersign (Dublin, Marino Books, 2001); There is a House (Marino, 2003); and Harold (Dublin […]

June Considine

Considine, June

June Considine is the author of twelve books for pre-teens and young adults. These include the best-selling trilogy, When the Luvenders Came to Merrick Town, […]

Emma Cooke

Cook, Emma

Emma Cooke was born in Portarlington, Co Laois, in 1934, christened Enid Blanc. The Blancs, of Hugenot descent, are immortalised in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake […]

Michael Corrigan

Corrigan, Michael

Michael Corrigan was born in San Francisco in 1942. His books are a memoir, Confessions of a Shanty Irishman (New York, Publish America, 2002); The […]

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 […]

Leo Cullen

Cullen, Leo

Leo Cullen was born in Tipperary in 1949. He has published a collection of short stories, Clocking Ninety on the Road to Cloughjordan (Belfast, Blackstaff […]

Peter Cunningham

Cunningham, Peter

Peter Cunningham was born in Waterford in 1947. His novels include Who Trespass Against US (London, Century Books, 1993); the Monument trilogy: Tapes of the […]

Kevin Cully

Cully, Kevin

Kevin Cully was born in Dublin in 1950. His novel is Ring of Rocks (London, Hutchinson, 1992/Kindle, 2012). He currently lives in Cornwall, UK. Kevin […]

Ita Daly

Daly, Ita

Ita Daly short stories are collected as The Lady with the Red Shoes (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1980). Her novels include Ellen (London, Jonathan Cape, 1986); A […]

Philip Davison

Davison, Philip

Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957. His novels include The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1981); Twist and Shout (Dingle, Brandon Books, 1983); […]

John F. Deane

Deane, John F.

John F. Deane was born on Achill Island in 1943. His poetry collections are Stalking After Time (Dublin, Profile Press, 1977); High Sacrifice (Dublin, Dedalus […]

Seamus Deane

Deane, Seamus

Seamus Deane was born in Derry in 1940. His poetry collections include Gradual Wars (Shannon, Irish University Press, 1972); Rumours (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1977); […]

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, […]

Roger Derham

Derham, Roger

Roger Derham was born in Dublin in 1956. His novels are The Simurgh and the Nightingale (Cork, The Collins Press, 2001); When Twilight Comes (Galway, […]

Martina Devlin

Devlin, Martina

Martina Devlin was born in Omagh, Co Tyrone. Her novels are Three Wise Men (London, Harper Collins, 2000); Be Careful What You Wish For (Harper […]

Brian Dillon

Dillon, Brian

Brian Dillon was born in Dublin in 1969. His novella is Sanctuary (Berlin/New York, Sternberg Press, 2011). His non-fiction works include The Dark Room (London, […]

Eilís Dillon

Dillon, Eilís

Eilís Dillon was born in Galway on 7 March 1920. Educated at the Ursuline Convent in Sligo, she married in 1940 and moved to Cork. […]

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 […]

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Donoghue, Emma

Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin in 1969. Her novels are Stirfry (London, Hamish Hamilton, 1994/New York: HarperCollins, 1994); Hood (Hamish Hamilton, 1995); Slammerkin (London, […]

Gerard Donovan

Donovan, Gerard

Gerard Donovan born in Wexford and grew up in Galway. His collections are Columbus Rides Again (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1992); Kings […]

Mary Dorcey

Dorcey, Mary

Mary Dorcey was born in Dublin. Her poetry includes Kindling (London, Onlywomen Press, 1989); Moving into the Space Cleared by Our Mothers (Galway; Salmon, 1991); […]

Mogue Doyle

Doyle, Mogue

Mogue Doyle was born in Co Wexford in 1945. His novels are Dancing with Minnie the Twig (London, Bantam Press, 2002); A Moth at the […]

Roddy Doyle

Doyle, Roddy

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His novels are The Commitments, (originally published in Dublin by King Farouk, thereafter London, Secker & Warburg, […]

Rose Doyle

Doyle, Rose

Rose Doyle was born in Dublin. Her novels are Images (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1993); Kimbay (Dublin, Town and Country/London, MacMillan, 1994); Alva (MacMillan, 1996); Perfectly Natural […]

Dave Duggan

Duggan, Dave

Dave Duggan was born in London and raised in Waterford. His novels are The Greening of Larry Mahon (Guildhall Press, 2004); and A Sudden Sun, […]

Catherine Dunne

Dunne, Catherine

Catherine Dunne was born in Dubin in 1954. Her novels are In The Beginning (London, Jonathan Cape, 1997); A Name for Himself (Jonathan Cape, 1998); […]

Christine Dwyer Hickey

Dwyer Hickey, Christine

Christine Dwyer Hickey was born in Dublin. Her novels are The Dancer (Dublin, Marino Books, 1995), short-listed for the Kerry Ingredients/Listowel Writers’ Week Book of […]

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Edgeworth, Maria

Maria Edgeworth was born on New Year’s Day 1767, at Blackbourton, Oxfordshire. In 1782 she settled in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford with her father Richard Lovell […]

Ann Egan

Egan, Ann

Ann Egan was born in 1948 in Co Laois. Her collections are Landing the Sea (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2003); and The Wren Women (Ballyclare, Co […]

Anne Enright

Enright, Anne

Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962. She has published two collections of stories, The Portable Virgin (London, Secker and Warburg 1991), which won […]

Martina Evans

Evans, Martina

Martina Evans was born in 1961 and grew up in County Cork. Her poetry is collected as The Inniscarra Bar Cycle Rest (Rockingham Press); Can […]

Padraic Fallon

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Padraic Fallon was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1946, the sixth and youngest son of the poet and playwright Padraic Fallon. He was chairman of […]

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Faller, Kevin

Kevin Faller was born in Galway in 1920. His poetry collections include Island Lyrics (Dublin, Colm O’Lochlainn, 1963); Lament for Bull Island and Other Poems […]

Trisha Fitzgerald-Petri

FitzGerald-Petri, Trisha

Trisha FitzGerald-Petri was born in Nenagh, Tipperary in 1957, but went to school and studied in Dublin. Her novels are Peggy Does a Runner (Colchester, […]

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Flanagan, Thomas

Thomas Flanagan was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, in 1923. All four of his grandparents came from Ireland. A high school friend of Truman Capote, […]

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Flynn, Gerard Mannix

Gerard Mannix Flynn (aka Mannix Flynn) was born in Dublin in 1957. His work has dealt with such issues as institutional abuse, imprisonment and injustice. […]

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Foyle, Órfhlaith

Órfhlaith Foyle was born in Nigeria to Irish parents. Her novel is Belios (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2005). Her stories are collected as Somewhere in […]

Aisling Foster

Foster, Aisling

Aisling Foster was born in Dublin in 1949. Her novels are The First Time London, Walker Books, 1988 [for older children]); and Safe in the […]

Miriam Gallagher

Gallagher, Miriam

Miriam Gallagher was born in Waterford. Her books are Let’s Help Our Children Talk (non fiction), (Dublin, The O’Brien Press, 1977, 1978, 1979); Fancy Footwork […]

Carlo Gébler

Gébler, Carlo

Carlo Gébler was born to the writers Edna O’Brien and Ernest Gébler in Dublin in 1954. He moved to London with his mother in 1958. […]

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Gébler, Ernest

Ernest Gébler was born in Dublin in 1915. He was married for a time to Edna O’Brien and they had two sons, Sasha, and the […]

Karen Gillece

Gillece, Karen

Karen Gillece was born in Dublin in 1974. Her novels are Seven Nights In Zaragoza (Dublin, Hodder Headline Ireland, 2005); Longshore Drift (Hodder Headline Ireland, […]

Anthony Glavin

Glavin, Anthony

Anthony Glavin was born in Boston in 1946 of Irish heritage. He has been editor of New Irish Writing (1987-88) and more latterly former Commissioning […]

Frank Golden

Golden, Frank

Frank Golden was born in Dublin in 1957. His poetry collections are In Partial Settlement (Wiffle Press, New York); On Route to Leameneh (Dublin, Raven […]

Oliver Goldsmith

Goldsmith, Oliver

Oliver Goldsmith was born on November 10th, 1730. His birthplace is disputed but it is most probably Pallasmore, Co. Longford. At the age of eight […]

Brendan Graham

Graham, Brendan

Brendan Graham was born in Co. Tipperary in 1945. His novels are The Whitest Flower (London, HarperCollins, 1998); The Element of Fire (Harper Collins, 2001); […]

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 […]

Bridget O'Connor

O’Connor, Bridget

Bridget O’Connor was born in Harrow, London. She was the second of five children of Bridie and Jim O’Connor, from Limerick and Cork. Her short […]

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O’Faolain, Julia

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 […]

Jarlath Gregory

Gregory, Jarlath

Jarlath Gregory grew up in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh. His novels are Snapshots (Dublin, Sitric Books, 2001); G. A. A. Y: One Hundred Ways to Love […]

Hugo Hamilton

Hamilton, Hugo

Hugo Hamilton was born in Dublin of Irish-German parentage. His novels are Surrogate City (London, Faber & Faber,1990); The Last Shot (Faber & Faber, 1991); […]

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Hanley, Gerald

Although he claimed to have been born in Cork, Gerald Hanley was born in Liverpool in 1916, of an Irish family, but went to Africa […]