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IRISH PROSE WRITERS

  • 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
    

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