Herkunft: Ireland

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland in 1955. He studied history and English at University College, Dublin, and subsequently worked as a language teacher in Barcelona for three years. After returning to Dublin in 1978, he worked mainly as a journalist for »In Dublin«, »Hiberna« and other publications. In

Colum McCann

Colum McCann was born in suburban Dublin in 1965. Following in his father’s footsteps, he too became a journalist. After a period working as a reporter in New York, he moved back to Dublin and wrote for different newspapers. In 1986 he returned to the USA and began a two-year-long

Cormac James

Cormac James was born in 1971 in Cork, Ireland. He studied English literature at Trinity College Dublin and graduated with a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. His stories were first published in »Columbia«, »Guernica«, »AGNI«, »Phoenix Irish Short Stories« and »The Dublin Review«. Published

Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan was born in County Wicklow, Ireland in 1968 and grew up as the youngest child in a large Catholic family in rural surroundings. At age seventeen she travelled to New Orleans where she studied English Literature and Political Theory at Loyola University. Upon returning to Ireland she began

Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962 and attended the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Vancouver. Back in her home city she studied philosophy at the renowned Trinity College, and at the University of East Anglia in Norwich she undertook studies in creative writing