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 […]

Rosita Boland

Boland, Rosita

Rosita Boland was born in Co Clare in 1965. Her poetry collections are Muscle Creek (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1991); and Dissecting the Heart (Oldcastle, […]

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 […]

Desmond Fennell

Fennell, Desmond

Desmond Fennell was born in Belfast in 1929 and grew up in Dublin. His books are Mainly in Wonder (London, Hutchinson, 1959); The Changing Face of […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mary Russell

Russell, Mary

Mary Russell was born in Dublin. Her books are The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt (London, Harper Collins, 1986); Please Don’t Call it Soviet […]