James Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.
Samuel Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life. He wrote in both English and French.
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.
Patrick Kavanagh was an Irish poet and novelist and is regarded as one of the foremost poets of the 20th century
Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852 – 22 May 1932), born Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager.
Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth (22 May 1870 – 30 June 1926) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a committed suffragist, social worker and labour activist.
Seamus Heaney was an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Flann O'Brien (born Brian O'Nolan) was an Irish novelist, playwright and satirist regarded as a key figure in postmodern literature.
Edna O'Brien is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. She is considered the "doyenne" of Irish literature.
Kate O'Brien was an Irish novelist and playwright whose books deal with issues of female agency and sexuality.
Brendan Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish.
Bram Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.
William John Banville (born 8 December 1945), who writes as John Banville and sometimes as Benjamin Black, is an Irish novelist, adapter of dramas, and screenwriter.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize.
Roddy Doyle (born 8 May 1958) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter: the author of ten novels for adults, seven books for children, seven plays and screenplays, and dozens of short stories.
Ella Young (26 December 1867 – 23 July 1956) was an Irish poet and Celtic mythologist active in the Gaelic and Celtic Revival literary movement of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Eavan Boland (born 24 September 1944 in Dublin) is an Irish poet.
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