Literary Library

Maria Edgeworth

January 1, 1768 - May 22, 1849Anglo-Irish writer of adult and children's literatureAuthor of "Letters for Literary Ladies", "Belinda" and "The Abs...

John Binns

December 22, 1772 - June 16, 1860Dublin-born American journalist and writerAuthor of "A Catalogue of Books, for 1795, Containing Several Valuable ...

James Joyce

February 2, 1882 - January 13, 1941Irish novelist, poet and literary criticAuthor of "Portrait of An Artist as a Young Man", "Ulysses" and "Finneg...

Edna O'Brien

December 15, 1930 - Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, professor, poet and short-story writerAuthor of "Lantern Slides" (for which she won the...

John O'Kane Murray

December 12, 1847 - July 30, 1885Irish physician and authorAuthor of "A Popular History of the Catholic Church in the United States", "Little Live...

Padraic Colum

December 8, 1881 - January 11, 1972Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's book author and folklore collectorAuthor of...

John Banville

December 8, 1945 - Irish novelist, short story writer and screenwriterAuthor of "The Book of Evidence" (for which he was shortlisted for the Booke...

Joyce Cary

December 7, 1888 - March 29, 1957Anglo-Irish novelist and colonial officialAuthor of "Mister Johnson", "To Be a Pilgrim" and "The Horse's Mouth"Bo...

Kate O'Brien

December 3, 1897 - August 13, 1974Irish writer of novels, plays, film scripts, short stories, essays, journalism and traveloguesAuthor of "Without...

Laurence Sterne

November 24, 1713 - March 18, 1768Anglo-Irish novelist, Anglican cleric and politicianHe published sermons and memoirs as well as "The Life and Op...

Oliver Goldsmith

November 10, 1728 - April 4, 1774Irish novelist, playwright and poetAuthor of "The Vicar of Wakefield", "The Good Natur'd Man" and "The Deserted V...

Bram Stoker

November 8, 1847 - April 20, 1912Irish novelist and theatre managerAuthor of "Dracula", "The Lady of the Shroud" and "The Lair of the White Worm"B...