Irish Authors - Counties

  • All included works are preferably novels written after 1945.
    Failing that, short story collections or plays from a similar time period. They may be set in older time periods, e.g. during the famine. (This is just personal preference for categories on my part.)
  • All authors were either born in, or raised in, the county they are associated with.
    For many authors, this means they are associated with more than one county. In most cases I choose authors born in a county, but if I am lacking choice I will choose an author raised in that county.
  • I'm including authors I've read before the start of this challenge.
    The scope is narrow enough already. I may choose as time goes on to read a second or third author as necessary in order to have read one per county as of the start of this challenge.
  • Each author will only be listed once.
    In instances where I have read multiple books by one listed author, I will name my favourite.
Green is read
Yellow is owned
Grey is not yet acquired
(A) The book has won an award


Clare ["Pretending" - Caroline Williams] ["The Country Girls" or "The Little Red Chairs" - Edna O'Brien]
Cork - ["Only Ever Yours"(A) - Louise O'Neill] ["Spill Simmer Falter Wither"(A) - Sara Baume] ["The Story of Lucy Gault" - William Trevor] ["To School Through The Fields" - Alice Taylor]
Kerry - ["The Last Days Of Rabbit Hayes" - Anna McPartlin] ["The Field" - John B. Keane]
Limerick - ["The Black Snow" - Paul Lynch] ["Watermelon" or "Rachel's Holiday" - Marian Keyes] ["City of Bohane" or "Beatlebone" - Kevin Barry]
Tipperary - ["The Thing About December" or "The Spinning Heart" - Donal Ryan] ["One Day As A Tiger" - Anne Haverty]
Waterford - ["After the Rising" - Orna Ross] ["The Sea & The Silence" - Peter Cunningham]

Galway - ["The Guards" - Ken Bruen] ["The China Factory" or "Academy Street" - Mary Costello] ["The Woman on the Bus" - Pauline McLynn] ["The Glorious Heresies" - Lisa McInerney]
Leitrim - [Undecided - John McGahern]
Mayo["Young Skins: Stories" or "Castaway" - Colin Barrett]
Roscommon - ["The Deposition of Father McGreevy" - Brian O'Doherty] ["Death and Plenty" - Brian Leyden]
Sligo - ["Mistaken"(A) - Neil Jordan] ["A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing" - Eimear McBride]

Carlow - ["Thy Tears Might Cease" - Michael Farrell] ["Moon Man" - David Donohue]
Dublin -  [undecided - John Boyne] ["The Green Road"(A) or "The Gathering"(A) - Anne Enright] ["The Dirty Dust" - Máirtín O Cadhain] ["The Star of the Sea" - Joseph O'Connor] ["Thirteen Ways of Looking" or "TransAtlantic" or "Dancer"(A) - Colum McCann]
Kildare - ["Good Behaviour" - Molly Keane] ["Langrishe, Go Down" - Aidan Higgins] ["The Herbalist"(A) - Niamh Boyce]
Kilkenny - ["The Big Chapel" - Thomas Kilroy]
Laois - ["Seeds of Doubt" - James Ryan]
Longford - ["Solace"(A) - Belinda McKeon] ["Sisters and Lies" - Bernice Barrington]
Louth - ["The Magical Mystical, Marvelous Coat" - Catherine Ann Cullen]
Meath - ["The Hidden Damage" - James Stern] ["Hunters" - Aoife Marie Sheridan]
Offaly - ["The Lie of the Land" - P. J. Cunningham]
Westmeath - ["Long Time, No See" - Dermot Healy] ["Damage" - Josephine Hart] ["Under The Eye of the Clock" - Christopher Nolan]
Wexford - ["The Guns Of Easter" - Gerard Whelan] [Undecided - Colm Toíbín] ["Beyond Belief" - Colm O'Gorman] ["The Book of Evidence" or "Christine Falls" (as Benjamin Black) - John Banville] ["Every Time A Bell Rings" - Carmel Harrington] ["The Convinctions of John Delahunt" - Andrew Hughes]
Wicklow - ["Foster" - Claire Keegan]

Antrim - ["Time Present and Time Past" - Deirdre Madden] ["Cal" - Bernard MacLaverty]
Armagh - ["Snapshots" - Jarlath Gregory] ["The Twelve" - Stuart Neville]
Cavan - ["Bird in the Snow" or "Staring at Lakes"(A) - Michael Harding]
Derry - ["The Misremembered Man" or "My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress" - Christina McKenna] ["Borderlands" - Brian McGilloway] ["Reading in the Dark" - Seamus Deane]
Donegal - ["Fox" - Matthew Sweeney] ["Bogmail" - Patrick McGinley] ["Lament in the Wind" - Hazel McIntyre]
Down - ["A Parachute in the Lime Tree" - Annemarie Neary] ["Mystery Man" - Colin Bateman] ["An Irish Country Doctor" - Patrick Taylor]
Fermanagh - ["The Little Hammer" or "From Out of the City" - John Kelly]
Monaghan - ["The Talk of the Town" - Ardal O'Hanlon] ["The Butcher Boy" or "Winterwood"(A) or "Breakfast on Pluto" - Patrick McCabe] ["Call My Brother Back" - Michael McLaverty]
Tyrone - ["The House Where it Happened" and "About Sisterland" - Martina Devlin] ["Singing Bird" - Roisin McAuley] ["The Third Policeman" - Flann O'Brien]

Total: 5/32

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