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, […]

Billy O'Callaghan

O’Callaghan, Billy

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974. He has published three short story collections: In Exile (Cork, Mercier Press, 2008), In Too Deep (Mercier […]

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 […]

Breda Wall Ryan

Wall Ryan, Breda

Breda Wall Ryan grew up on a farm in Co Waterford. Her poetry and fiction have been published widely. A Pushcart and Forward Prize nominee, […]

Nicholas McLachlan

McLachlan, Nicholas

Nicholas McLachlan was born in Dublin. His debut collection is The Rain Barrel (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2015). After a long career as an […]

Lane Ashfeldt

Ashfeldt, Lane

Lane Ashfeldt was born in London and grew up in Dublin. Her first story collection is Saltwater (Dublin, Liberties Press, 2014). She lives in Wales. […]

Colin Barrett

Barrett, Colin

Colin Barrett was born in 1982 and grew up in County Mayo. His first collection is Young Skins (Dublin, The Stinging Fly, 2013). He was […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Marie MacSweeney

MacSweeney, Marie

Marie MacSweeney was born in Dublin of Kerry parents. Her poetry chapbooks are Mother Cecily’s Music Room (Belfast, Lapwing, 2005); Flying During the Hours of […]

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 […]

Ethel Rohan

Rohan, Ethel

Ethel Rohan was born in Dublin. Her story collection is Cut Through the Bone (Seattle, WA, Dark Sky Books, 2010), which was long listed for […]

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 […]

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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 & […]

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Azadeh, Carol

Carol Azadeh was born in Belfast in 1964. Her stories are collected as The Marriage at Antibes (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1999/New York, Carroll & […]

Ivy Bannister

Bannister, Ivy

Ivy Bannister was born in New York City in 1951. Her short story collection is Magician (Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 1996). Many other stories have been […]

Anne Barrett

Barrett, Anne

Anne Barrett was born in Co Clare. Her first film, Spring Cleaning (Channel 4/RTÉ, 1986), received two international film awards, including Special Juror’s Award at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pat Boran

Boran, Pat

Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise in 1963. His poetry collections are The Unwound Clock (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1990), which won the Patrick Kavanagh […]

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, […]

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, […]

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, […]

Patricia Byrne

Byrne, Patricia

Patricia Byrne was born in Mayo. Her narrative nonfiction is The Veiled Woman of Achill (Cork, The Collins Press, 2012). Her debut collection of poetry […]

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 […]

Eileen Casey

Casey, Eileen

Eileen Casey was born in the Midlands. Her debut poetry collection is Drinking the Colour Blue (Dublin, New Island Books, 2008). From Bone to Blossom […]

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 […]

Patrick Chapman

Chapman, Patrick

Patrick Chapman was born in Co Roscommon in 1968. His poetry collections are Jazztown (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1991); The New Pornography (The Cliffs of […]

Harry Clifton

Clifton, Harry

Harry Clifton was born in Dublin in 1952. His poetry collections are The Walls of Carthage (Dublin, The Gallery Press, 1977); Office of the Salt […]

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 […]

Shane Connaughton

Connaughton, Shane

Shane Connaughton was born in Cavan in 1941. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and has acted in several […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Cross, Eric

Eric Cross was born in 1905 in Newry, Co. Down, but he was raised and educated in England where he became a chemical engineer 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 […]

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 […]

Anne Devlin

Devlin, Anne

Anne Devlin was born in Belfast in 1951. She won the Hennessy Literary Award in 1982 for her short story Passages, which was adapted for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brian Friel

Friel, Brian

Brian Friel was born in Co Tyrone in 1929. His short story collections are A Saucer of Larks (London, Gollancz, 1962) and The Gold in […]

Friel, Maeve

Maeve Friel was born in Derry in 1950. A prolific writer for children, The books in her Witch in Training series are Witch in Training […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

James Hanley

Hanley, James

James Hanley claimed he was born in Dublin on 3 September 1901, but was actually born in Liverpool in 1897 to Irish parents. His novel […]

Michael Harding

Harding, Michael

Michael Harding was born in Cavan in 1953. He has published two novels, Priests (Blackstaff Press, 1986), and The Trouble With Sarah Gullion (Blackstaff Press, […]

Shane Harrison

Harrison, Shane

Shane Harrison was born in Dublin. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design in the early ‘80s and has worked in television, […]

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, […]

Norma Harrs

Harrs, Norma

Norma Harrs was born in Belfast. She has published one novel, A Certain State of Mind (Toronto, Virgo Press, 1980). Her short story collections are […]

Trudy Hayes

Hayes, Trudy

Trudy Hayes was born in Dublin in 1962. Her short stories have been widely published and anthologised, and she was nominated for a Sunday Tribune […]

Carole Hayman

Hayman, Carole

Carole Hayman* is well known both as an award-winning actress and theatre director. Her first book was a comic novel, All the Best, Kim, which […]

Aidan Higgins

Higgins, Aidan

Aidan Higgins was born in Celbridge, Co Kildare in 1927. He has written short stories, travel pieces, radio drama and novels. His novels include Langrishe […]

Desmond Hogan

Hogan, Desmond

Desmond Hogan was born in Ballinasloe, County Galway, in 1950. His novels are The Icon Maker (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1976); The Leaves on Grey (London, […]

John Jordan

Jordan, John

John Jordan was born in Dublin in 1930. His poetry collections are Patrician Stations (Dublin, New Writers Press, 1971); A Raft from Flotsam (Dublin, The […]

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Jordan, Neil

Neil Jordan was born in Sligo in 1950. He has published one book of short stories, A Night in Tunisia (Co-Op Books, 1976), and the […]

Judge, Michael

Michael Judge was born in Drumcondra, Dublin on 26 July 1921. He has written many uncollected stories, publishing these from 1941 to 1951. Amongst his […]

Claire Keegan

Keegan, Claire

Claire Keegan was born in Wexford in 1968. Her story collections are Antarctica (London, Faber and Faber, 1999/New York, Grove/Atlantic, 1999); Walk the Blue Fields […]

Rita Kelly

Kelly, Rita

Rita Kelly (var. Rita E. Kelly) was born in Galway in 1953. Her poetry has been collected as An Bealach Eadóigh (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, […]

Maeve Kelly

Kelly, Maeve

Maeve Kelly was born in County Clare in 1930. Her short stories have been collected as A Life of Her Own (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1976); and […]

Adrian Kenny

Kenny, Adrian

Adrian Kenny was born in Dublin in 1945. His fiction is Arcady & other Stories (Dublin, Writers Co-Op, 1983); The Feast of Michaelmas, a novel […]

Benedict Kiely

Kiely, Benedict

Benedict Kiely was born in 1919, near Dromore, Co Tyrone. His short stories collections include A Journey to the Seven Streams (London, Methuen 1963); A […]

Chuck Kruger

Kruger, Chuck

Chuck Kruger, born in 1938, grew up in the Finger Lakes of upstate NY. His short story collections include Between A Rock (Cork, Bradshaw Books, […]

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Kudryavitsky, Anatoly

Anatoly Kudryavitsky was born in Moscow in 1954. His father was of Polish origin; his mother was a daughter of an Irishman from South Co. […]

Mary Lavin

Lavin, Mary

Mary Lavin was born in Massachusetts, USA, in 1912, but she lived in Ireland from 1921, at first in Athenry Co Galway, and later in […]

James Lawless

Lawless, James

James Lawless was born in Dublin. His novels are Peeling Oranges (Mullingar, Killynon House Books, 2007); For Love of Anna (New Generation, 2009); The Avenue […]

Mary Leland

Leland, Mary

Mary Leland was born in Cork in 1941. Her novels are The Killeen (London, Hamish Hamilton 1985); and Approaching Priests (London, Sinclair Stevenson 1991). She […]

Brian Leyden

Leyden, Brian

Brian Leyden was born in Roscommon in 1960. He has published a book of short stories, Departures (1992); and a novel, Death and Plenty (Dingle, […]

Brian Lynch

Lynch, Brian

Brian Lynch was born in Dublin in 1945. His novel is The Winner of Sorrow (Dublin, New Island Books, 2005), about the poet William Cowper […]

Tom MacIntyre

MacIntyre, Tom

Tom MacIntyre was born in Cavan in 1931. A dual-language writer, his poetry collections include Blood Relations: Versions of Gaelic Poems of the Seventeeth and […]

John MacKenna

MacKenna, John

John MacKenna was born in 1952 in Castledermot in Co Kildare. His short story collections include The Fallen and Other Stories (Belfast, The Blackstaff Press, […]

Bernard MacLaverty

MacLaverty, Bernard

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942. His novels include Lamb (London, Jonathan Cape 1980); Cal (London, Jonathan Cape, 1983); Grace Notes (London, Jonathan […]

Bryan MacMahon

MacMahon, Bryan

Bryan MacMahon was born in Listowel, Co Kerry in 1909. His plays include The Bugle in the Blood (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1949); The Song […]

Eugene McCabe

McCabe, Eugene

Eugene McCabe was born in Glasgow in July 1930 of Irish parents. His published plays for stage include King of the Castle (Dublin, The Gallery […]

Molly McCloskey

McCloskey, Molly

Molly McCloskey was born in 1964 in Philadelphia, and moved to Ireland in 1989. She has published the collection of short stories, Solomon’s Seal (London, […]

McCann, Colum

Colum McCann was born in Dublin in 1965. His stories include Fishing the Sloe Black River (London, Pheonix House, 1994/ New York, Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt […]

Mike McCormack

McCormack, Mike

Mike McCormack was born in London in 1965, but grew up in Co Mayo. His stories are collected as Getting it in the Head (London, […]

John McGahern

McGahern, John

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934, but moved to Leitrim as a child. His novels are The Barracks (London, Faber & Faber, 1963); […]

Alan McGonagle

McMonagle, Alan

Alan McMonagle was born in Sligo and grew up in Longford. His collections of short stories are Liar, Liar (Wordsonthestreet Press, October 2008), which was […]

McKinney, Blánaid

Blánaid McKinney was born in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, in 1961. She has published one short story collection, Big Mouth (London, Pheonix House, 2000); and a […]

Michael McLaverty

McLaverty, Michael

Michael McLaverty was born in July, 1904, at Carrrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, and was partly raised on Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, before moving to Belfast, where […]

Eoin McNamee

McNamee, Eoin

Eoin McNamee was born in Kilkeel, Co Down, in 1961. He has written two novellas, The Last of Deeds, (Raven Arts Press, Dublin),which was shortlisted […]

George mcWhirter

McWhirter, George

George McWhirter was born in Belfast in 1939 and left to live in Spain in 1965. His poetry collections include Catalan Poems (Ottawa, Oberon Press, […]

Walter Macken

Macken, Walter

Walter Macken was born on May 3rd, 1915, in Galway. Originally an actor, principally with the Tadhbhearc in Galway, and The Abbey Theatre, he played […]

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Maguire, Aisling

Aisling Maguire was born in Dublin in 1958. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Raven Introductions 4 (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1986); […]

John Maher

Maher, John

John Maher was born in Dublin in 1954. His stories are collected as The Coast of Malabar (Dublin, O’Brien Press, 1998). His novels as John […]

Martin Malone

Malone, Martin

Martin Malone was born in Dublin. His novels are US (Dublin, Poolebeg, 2000); After Kafra (Poolebeg, 2001); The Broken Cedar (London, Scribner, 2003); and Moore’s […]

Aidan Mathews

Mathews, Aidan

Aidan Mathews (var. Aidan Carl Mathews) was born in 1956 in Dublin. His poetry collections include Windfalls (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1977); Minding Ruth (Loughcrew, […]

Susan Millar Dumars

Millar DuMars, Susan

Susan Millar DuMars was born in Philadelphia in 1966. The first full collection of her poetry is Big Pink Umbrella (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, […]

Geraldine Mills

Mills, Geraldine

Geraldine Mills was born in Galway. Her poetry collections are Unearthing Your Own (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2001; Toil the Dark Harvest (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2004); […]

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, […]

Frances Molloy

Molloy, Frances

Frances Molloy was born in Derry in 1947. She left school at fifteen and was a nun for a time, before moving to Lancaster, England. […]

Steven Moran

Moran, Stephen

Stephen Moran was born in Dublin in 1954. His first book is a short story collection, The London Silence (Pretend Genius Press, 2004). He is […]

Mary Morrisy

Morrissy, Mary

Mary Morrissy was born in Dublin in 1957. She has published one collection of short stories, A Lazy Eye (London, Jonathan Cape/ New York, Scribner, […]

Helena Mulkerns

Mulkerns, Helena

Helena Mulkerns was born in Dublin and has lived abroad for much of her adult life. Her first story collection is Ferenji and Other Stories […]

Mulkerns, Val

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 […]

Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Ní Chonchúir, Nuala

Nuala Ní Chonchúir, aka Nuala O’Connor, was born in Dublin in 1970. Her poetry collections are Tatoo : Tatú (Galway, Arlen House, 2007, previously collected […]

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Ní Dhuibhne, Éilís

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne was born in Dublin in 1954. Her novels are The Bray House (Dublin, Attic Press, 1990); Singles (Dublin, Attic Press, 1992); The […]

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 […]

Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Ó Ceallaigh, Philip

Philip Ó Ceallaigh was born in County Waterford. His story collections are Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse (London/Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2006), for which he was […]

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 […]

Joseph O'Connor

O’Connor, Joseph

Joseph O’Connor image was born in Dublin in 1963. His novels are Cowboys and Indians (London, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991), which was short listed for The Whitbread […]

Karen O'Connor

O’Connor, Karen

Karen O’Connor was born in Millstreet, Co. Cork in 1965. Her collections are Fingerprints (On Canvas) (Tralee, Co Kerry, Doghouse, 2005); and Between The Lines […]

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 […]

Liam O'Flaherty

O’Flaherty, Liam

Liam O’Flaherty was born at Gort na gCapall, Inishmór, the largest of the Aran Islands, in 1896. He wrote in English and Irish. His main […]

Colm O'Gaora

O’Gaora, Colm

Colm O’Gaora was born in Dublin in 1966. His short stories have been widely published and broadcast and have been been collected in Giving Ground […]

Shiela O'Hagan

O’Hagan, Sheila

Sheila O’Hagan’s began writing in 1984 while studying at Birkbeck College, London University. In 1988 she won the Goldsmith Award for Poetry, and in 1990 […]

Michael O'Loughlin

O’Loughlin, Michael

Michael O’Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958. His poetry collections are Stalingrad: The Street Dictionary (Dublin, Raven Press, 1980); Atlantic Blues (Dublin, Raven Arts […]

Sean O'Reilly

O’Reilly, Sean

Sean O’Reilly was born in Derry in 1969. He has published a collection of short stories, Curfew and Other Stories (London, Faber & Faber, 2000). […]