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Begun in April 2007, this collection is the newest of Leonard Milberg's endeavors. Given the success of the two previous Irish collections, it was decided to expand collecting into the area of prose writers. As of September 2009, 102 authors had been selected for inclusion in the collection. This list is expected to be revised over the coming year.

In celebration of this project, the Library exhibited selected books, manuscripts, art, and other materials in the collection: The Cracked Lookingglass: Highlights from The Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose Writers. Published in connection with the exhibition is a 224 page catalogue. For details, click here.

All accessions to the collection between its inception and 1 April 2010 are in honor of Robert Fagles. On and after 1 April 2010 all accessions are in honor of J. Howard Woolmer.

The collection is regularly growing and catalogue entries for individual items in it can be retrieved in the main catalog by searching "Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose" as a phrase using the Keyword index. (To do this: 1. Go to Guided Search. 2. Put "Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Prose" in the first search box. 3. Select "as a phrase" from the pull down menu. 4. In the next pull down menu at right, select "Keyword Anywhere" 5. Then, click the button labeled "Search")

The list as of September 2009

1. Banim, John (1798-1842) Born Kilkenny. Novelist
2. Banim, Michael (1796-1874) Born Kilkenny. Novelist
3. Banville, John (1945-    ) Born Wexford. Novelist, Short Story Writer
4. Barry, Sebastian (1955-    ) Born Dublin Novelist, Playwright
5. Bell, Sam Hanna (1909-1990) Born Glasgow, To Ireland As A Child. Novelist, Short Story Writer
6. Birmingham, George A. (1865-1950) Born Belfast. Novelist
7. Blackwood, Caroline (1931-    ) Born Ulster. Novelist, Short Story Writer
8. Bolger, Dermot (1959-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Playwright, Poet, Publisher
9. Bowen, Elizabeth (1899-1973) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Writer
10. Boylan, Clare (1948-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Writer
11. Boyle, Patrick (1905-1982) Born Co. Antrim. Novelist, Short Story Writer
12. Brennan, Maeve (1919-1996) Born Dublin.Novelist, Journalist
13. Browne, Frances (1816-1887) Born Co. Donegal. Novelist, Poet
14. Bullock, Shan F. (1865-1935) Born Co. Fermanship
15. Butler, Hubert (1900-1991) Born Kilkennny, Essayist
16. Cadhain, Mairtin (1907-1970) Born Co. Galway. Writer, Language Activist. Irish
17. Carleton, William (1794-1869) Born Co. Tyrone. Novelist, Short Story Writer
18. Cary, (Arthur) Joyce (Lunel) (1888-1957) Born Derry. Novelist
19. Childers, Robert Erskine (1870-1922) Born London, Raised Ireland. Novelist
20. Conaire, Padraig (1882-1928) Born Galway. Writer. Irish
21. Corkery, Daniel (1878-1964) Born Cork. Playwright
22. Criomhthain, Tomas (1854-1937) Blasket Island Writer. Irish
23. Crohan, Tomas. See; O Criomhthain
24. Donleavy, J.P. (1926-    ) Born Brooklyn. Novelist
25. Donoghue, Emma (1969-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Playwright, Short Story Writer
26. Dorcy, Mary (1950-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Poet, Short Story Writer
27. Doyle, Lynn (1873-1961) Born Co. Down. Humorist
28. Doyle, Roddy (1958-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist
29. Edgeworth, Maria (1768-1849) Born Oxfordshire, To Ireland As A Child. Writer
30. Farrell, J.G. (1935-1979) No He Was English. Wrote One Novel Abt Ireland
31. Farrell, M.J. See; Molly Keane
Fiannachta, Padraig. See: O Criomhthain
32. Foster, Robert Fitzroy (1949-   ) Historian & writer
33. Gebler, Carlo (1954-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist
34. Griffin, Gerald (1803-1840) Borm Limerick. Novelist, Man Of Letters
35. Hall, Mrs. S.C. (1800-1881) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Writer
36. Hamilton, Hugo (1953-    ) Born Dun Laoghaire. Novelist, Short Story Writer
37. Healy, Dermot (1947-    ) Born Co. Westmeath. Novelist, Short Story Writer
38. Higgins, Aidan (1927-    ) Born Co. Kildare. Novelist, Short Story Writer
39. Hogan, Desmond (1950-    ) Born Co. Galway. Novelist, Short Story Writer
40. Hyde, Douglas (1860-1949) Born Co. Roscommon. Scholar, Cultural Leader, President Of Ireland.
41. Johnston, Jennifer (1930-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist
42. Jordan, Neil (1950-    ) Born Sligo. Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screenwriter
43. Keane, Molly (C. 1904-1996) Born Co. Kildare. Writer
44. Keegan, Claire (1968 -    )
45. Kickham, Charles (1828-1882) Born Co. Tipperary. Writer And Revolionary'
46. Kiely, Benedict (1919-2007) Born Co. Tyrone. Novelist, Short Story Writer
47. Laverty, Maura (1907-1966) Born Co. Kildare. Writer
48. Lavin, Mary (1912-1996) Born Massachussetts, Moved To Ireland As A Child. Novelist, S.S.Writer
49. Lawless, Emily (1845-1913) Born Kildare. Poet, Novelist
50. Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan (1814-1873) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Writer'
51. Leitch, Maurice (1933-    ) Born Co. Antrim. Novelist
52. Lover, Samuel (1797-1868) Born Dublin. Novelist, Dramatist, Song-Writr
53. Macgrianna, Seamas. Irish
54. Macgrianna, Seosamh (1900-1990) Born Co. Donegal. Writer. Irish
55. Macken, Walter (1915-1967) Born Galway. Novelist, Playwright
56. Maclaverty, Bernard (1942-    ) Born Belfast. Novelist, Short Story Writer
57. Madden, Deidre
58. Martin, Violet (See Violet Ross/Edith Somerville)
59. Maturin, Charles Robert (1780-1824) Born Dublin. Novelist, Playwright
60. Mccabe, Patrick (1955-    ) Born Co. Monaghan. Novelist, Playwright
61. Mccann, Colum (1965-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist Short Story Writer
62. Mcgahern, John (1934-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Witer
63. Mclaverty, Michael (1904-1992) Born Co. Monaghan. Novelist, Short Story Writer
64. Mcnamee, Eoin (1961-    ) Born Co. Down. Fiction Writer
65. Moore, Brian (1921-    ) Born Ulster. Novelist
66. Morgan, Lady (Sydney Owenson) 1776-1859) Writer
67. Murdoch, Iris (1919-1999) Born Dublin. Novelist, Dramatist
68. O'Brien, Conor Cruise (1917-    ) Born Dubin. Man Of Letters
69. O'Brien, Edna (1936-    ) Born Co. Clare. Novilist
70. O'Brien, George (1945-    ) Born Enniscorthy.Memoirist And Critic
71. O'Brien, Kate (1897-1974) Born Limerick. Novelist, Playwright, Critic
72. O'Connor, Frank (1903-1966) Born Cork. Novelist, Short Story Writer
73. O'Connor, Joseph (1963-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Writer
74. O'Doherty, Brian (Patrick Ireland) (1930-    ) Born Co. Roscommon, Artist And Writer
75. O'Donnell, Peadar (1893-1986) Born Co. Donegal.Novelist, Short Story Writer
76. O'Faolain, Julia (1932-    ) Born London. Novelist, Short Story Writer
77. O'Faolain, Sean (1900-1991) Born Cork. Short Story Writer
78. O'Faolain, Nuala
79. O'Flaherty, Liam (1896-1984) Born Inishmore, Aran Islands. Novelist, Short Story Writer
80. O'Grady, Standish (1846-1928) Born Co. Cork. Novelist
81. O'Neill, Jamie
82. O'Neill, Joseph (1878-1953). Born Co. Galway. Novelist
83. O'Toole, Fintan (1958-    ) Born Dublin. Critic
84. Pearse, Patrick (1879-1916) Born Dublin. Writer, Revolutionarry. Irish
85. Plunkett, James (1920-    ) Born Dublin. Novelist, Short Story Writer,
86. Ross, Martin, Pseud Of Violet Martin (1862-1915). Born Co. Galway. (See E.O.Somervillle)
87. Sayers, Peig (1873-1958) Born Co. Kerry. Oral Storyteller. Irish Woman
88. Sheehan, Canon Patrick Augustine (1852-1913) Born Co. Cork. Novelist
89. Somerville, Edith Oenone (1858-1949) Born Corfu. Writer. (See Also Violet Martin)
90. Starkie, Walter (1894-1976) Born Co. Dublin. Writer
91. Stoker, Bram (1847-1912) Born Dublin. Novelist
92. Stuart, Francis (1902-2000) Born Australia
93. Suilleabhain, Muiris (1904-1950) Blasket Island Writer. Irish
94. Toibin, Colm (1955-    ) Born Co. Wexford. Novelist, Journalist
95. Trevor, William (1928-   ) Born Co. Cork. Novelist
96. Tynan, Katharine (1861-1931) Born Co. Dubllin. Novelist, Poet
97. Ua Laoghaire, Peadar (1839-1920) Born Co. Cork. Author And Priest. Irish
98. Ussher, Arland (1899-1980) Born London. Essayist, Critic
99. Wall, Mervyn (1908-1997) Born Dublin. Novelist, Playwright
100. Walsh, Maurice (1879-1964) Born Co. Kerry. Novelist, Short Story Writer
101. West, Anthony C. (1910-1988) Born Co. Down. Novelist, Short Story Writer
102. Wilde, Lady (Speranza) (1821-1896) Born Dublin. Writer, Wit