Herkunft: Ireland

Anna Della Subin

born in 1985 in New York, is a writer, literary critic, and scholar. She studied the history of religion at Harvard Divinity School. Her essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as »The New York Review of Books«, »Harper’s«, and the »New York Times«. Her volume »Accidental Gods« [2021]

Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The son of Abbey theatre actress Joan O’Hara, he was raised in London and the Irish capital, where he attended the Catholic University School and later studied English and Latin at Trinity College. After completing his studies, he spent several years living

Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan was born 1981 in Dublin and grew up in Ireland and England. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature from the University of Warwick in 1999, and trained as an English and Drama teacher at Cambridge University. Crossan subsequently taught at a small private school near

Roddy Doyle

Roddy [Roderick] Doyle was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1958. His mother and his father, a typesetter, awakened Roddy’s love for literature at a young age. Doyle was an English and Geography teacher until he gave that profession up in 1993 in favor of writing; his part-time work as a

Paul McVeigh

Paul McVeigh was born in the Northern Irish capital of Belfast. He studied theater and was a cofounder of an award-winning theater troupe for which he both wrote and directed plays. After moving to London McVeigh wrote comedy shows, which were staged at the Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West

Oisín McGann

Oisín McGann was born in Dublin in 1973. Interested in writing and illustrating stories since childhood, from 1990 to 1991 he did a foundation course in printing and design at Ballyfermot Senior College in Dublin and then studied Animation at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. After

Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney was born in County Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 to study at the North London Polytechnic, where he focused intensively on German Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature. From 1977 to 1978 he studied in Freiburg. His first volume of poems, »A Dream of

Mark O’Connell

born in 1979. Based on in-depth interviews and research journeys, »To Be a Machine« (2017) portrays quasi-religious technology trends and transhumanist cravings to eradicate death through AI, cryonics, mind uploading, or cyborg-like extensions. For this most contemporary investigation, he was awarded the prestigious Wellcome Book Prize in 2018. His reportages,

Louise O’Neill

born in Clonakilty, County Cork in 1985, is a journalist and author of book for young adults and adults. She writes about feminist issues, fashion, and pop culture for various Irish newspapers and magazines. She was the Irish »Sunday Independent’s« Newcomer of the Year with her debut novel, »Only Ever

Lisa McInerney

The Irish writer Lisa McInerney was born in 1981 in County Galway and grew up with her grandmother in Gort. She studied at University College Cork. Her satirical blog »Arse End Of Ireland« was named best Irish blog for three years in a row. The writer Kevin Barry encouraged her

Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1969. He spent much of his youth traveling to such places as Santa Barbara, Barcelona, and Liverpool. In Cork, Barry worked as a freelance journalist and wrote a column for the »Irish Examiner«. In this time, he withdrew to a camper van