Irish Writers

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Waiting for Godot
Gulliver's Travels
Anybody Out There? (Walsh Family, #4)
Love and Summer
Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)
The Sea
The Secret Scripture
At Swim-Two-Birds
Circle of Friends
St Patrick's Day Special by J.J. TonerIn the Woods by Tana FrenchThe Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKintyThe Guards by Ken BruenPriest by Ken Bruen
Irish Crime Fiction
98 books — 72 voters
Island Love by Eva BirranePhilippa's Folly by Louise CouperFinishing Touches by Patricia ScanlanThe Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia AhernHow to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern
Irish Chick Lit
39 books — 4 voters

John Banville
Life, authentic life, is supposed to be all struggle, unflagging action and affirmation, but when I look back I see that the greater part of my energies was always given over to the simple search for shelter, for comfort, for, yes, I admit it, for cosiness. This is a surprising, not to say a shocking, realization. Before, I saw myself as something of a buccaneer, facing all-comers with a cutlass in my teeth, but now I am compelled to acknowledge that this was a delusion. To be concealed, protect ...more
John Banville, The Sea

Rashers Tierney
For a tiny speck in the Atlantic, Ireland has made an outsize contribution to world literature. It's a legacy we can all be proud of, one that would take many pages (or indeed a whole library of books) to recount in full.
Rashers Tierney, F*ck You, I'm Irish: Why We Irish Are Awesome

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