A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Writers
by Anne M. Brady and Brian Cleeve
Edited by Anne M. Brady and Brian Cleeve, this authoritative handbook of Irish writings, from earliest times to the present day, is a comprehensive guide to authors of every description – dramatists, essayists, philosophers, poets, scientists, story-tellers – the forgotten and the famous, from Colmcille to Heaney.
No small nation has such a deeply rooted heritage, or has contributed so much to the written word: that achievement is recorded here in over 1800 entries, listing an author’s principal works with as much biographical and critical detail as space allows.
Part 1 covers Writers in English, Part 2 in Irish and Latin, with supplementary entries on the Annals and other scribal compilations. Shrewd criticisms and a witty commentary make the Biographical Dictionary of Irish Writers a fascinating read as well as a vital source of facts for writers, students, and for all who love Irish literature.