Herkunft: Ireland

Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen was born in 1951 in Galway, on Ireland’s West coast. He is a teacher for English as a Foreign Language and earned a Ph.D. in Metaphysics at Trinity College in Dublin. He worked abroad for over 25 years as an English teacher. He has written short stories and

John Banville

The Irish writer and literary critic John Banville was born in Wexford in 1945. He began writing short prose at the age of fifteen. After college and a year in London, he worked as a journalist in Dublin. He made his debut in 1970 with a collection of short stories

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in 1971 in Dublin, where he later studied English literature, as well as creative writing in Norwich. Along with a number of short stories he has published 14 novels to date. Boyne’s debut as a novelist came in 2000 with »The Thief of Time«, a story

John Danaher

is a senior lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and an affiliate scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. He co-edited the essay anthology »Robot Sex« (2017). His forthcoming book »Automation and Utopia« (2019) delineates human obsolescence facilitated by widespread AI-applications and

Hugo Hamilton

Hugo Hamilton was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1953.  The child of a German mother and an Irish father, Hamilton grew up in Dublin and attended schools where Gaelic, his father’s native language, was spoken exclusively.  He spoke German with his mother. As he was forbidden to speak English with

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt, the son of Irish immigrants, was born in New York in 1930. However, he spent his childhood and adolescence – for whose literary version he was to become well-known – in Limerick, Ireland. His family had returned there, entirely destitute, after a few years of failing to find

Elske Rahill

grew up in Dublin and was educated at Trinity College. She is the author of two plays, »After Opium« and »How to be Loved«. Her first novel »Between Dog and Wolf« was published 2014 by The Lilliput Press and her second novel is due to be published by them in

Edna O’Brien

The Irish author Edna O’Brien was born in 1930 in Tuamgraney, County Clare, and grew up in a strictly Catholic family of farmers. She attended a boarding school before studying at the Pharmaceutical College in Dublin, where she would subsequently work as a pharmacist for a short while. In 1959

Dennis O’Driscoll

Dennis O’Driscoll wurde 1954 im irischen Thurles, County Tipperary, geboren. Er besuchte eine christliche Schule und studierte am University College in Dublin Jura. Schon 1970 trat er in den Staatsdienst ein und machte eine 39-jährige Karriere beim irischen Zollamt. Daneben entwickelte er großes Interesse für zeitgenössische europäische Lyrik und verfasste

DBC Pierre

DBC Pierre was born as Peter Warren Finlay in a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1961. The first seven years he lived mostly in England. Then his family moved to Mexico City, where he spent the rest of his childhood and youth. His father, a scientist, fell ill when

David Mitchell

David Mitchell was born in Southport, Lancaster, in 1969, and grew up in Malvern, Worcestershire. He studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury and graduated with a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature and Linguistics. He spent one year in Catania before he moved to

Danny Morrison

Danny Morrison was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1953. Evidence of his active support of the Republican movement there were his position as Editor-in-Chief of the weekly newspaper, »An Phoblacht/Republican News«, a post he assumed at the age of 22, and his political career as the press officer and as