50 Famous Irish Authors Authors

50 Famous Irish Authors

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This famous Irish writers list includes the most famous authors from Ireland. These are considered to be the most legendary novelists, poets, and playwrights - the best Irish writers of all time. This list of famous Irish authors is alphabetical and can be sorted by any column.

Who are the most famous Irish authors? Many of the names on this list, like Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker, you've probably heard of, but there are many other famous Irish authors you may not yet have discovered. Check out the list below to find your new favorite Irish author or rediscover a writer you've forgotten. You can also click on an author name for an author bibliography to start reading.
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    Bram Stoker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Bram Stoker Dracula, The Lair of the White Worm, The Lady of the Shroud

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    Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Finnegans Wake

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    Louis le Brocquy Táin illustrations, Oxford Book of Irish Verse, ...

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    Jonathan Swift is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels, A Tale of a Tub, Correspondence

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome, The importance of being Earnest and ...

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    Frank McCourt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes, 'Tis: A Memoir, Teacher Man

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    Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot, The Unnamable, Murphy

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    The Story of Lucy Gault, Fools of fortune, Two Lives

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    AE in the Irish Theosophist, Vale and other poems, The living torch

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    Borstal Boy, The Hostage, The Quare Fellow

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    Object lessons, Three Irish Poets, After Every War

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    Pygmalion, Major Barbara, Plays: pleasant and unpleasant

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    The apostle, The passing of the Essenes, A flood

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    Teatro Irlandes, Letters to Molly, Travels In Wicklow^! West Kerry And ...

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    Tarry Flynn, Gaff Topsails, No earthly estate

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    The Commitments, The Van, Click

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    The Cure at Troy, The Burial at Thebes, The Haw Lantern

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    Juno and the Paycock, Rose and crown, The letters of Sean O'Casey

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    William Butler Yeats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    William Butler Yeats Memoirs, A Vision, The Countess Cathleen

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    Louis MacNeice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Louis MacNeice Zoo, The dark tower, The collected poems of Louis MacNeice

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    Maria Edgeworth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Maria Edgeworth Ormond, Castle Rackrent, The Absentee

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    On Ballycastle Beach, Shelmalier, The Flower Master

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    20th Century Irish Poems, Poems^! 1963-1983, The weather in Japan

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    The Vicar of Wakefield, She Stoops to Conquer, Beau Nash

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    As I Was Going Down Sackville Street, I Follow St. Patrick, The collected ...

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    A Treasury of Irish Folklore, The story of King Arthur and other Celtic ...

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    Moy Sand and Gravel, The prince of the quotidian, Quoof

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    Newman's way, The Talking Trees, The Irish

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    The Ballad Book, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland 1869, Sixteen Poems

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    At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman, The Hard Life: An Exegesis of ...

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    Edna O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Edna O'Brien The Country Girls, Oh! Calcutta!, Girl with Green Eyes

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    Dancing at Lughnasa, Philadelphia^! Here I Come!, Faith Healer

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    Derek Mahon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

    Derek Mahon Words in the Air, Journalism, Night-crossing

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    The Heat of the Day, The Last September, Eva Trout

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    The Big Fellow, The Cornet Player Who Betrayed Ireland, An Only Child AND ...

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    Maud Cotter, Faber Book of Irish Verse, The figure in the cave and other ...

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    A Book of Saints and Wonders, Seven Short Plays, Cuchulain of Muirthemne ...

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    The Informer, Thy Neighbour's Wife, Return of the Brute

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    C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

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    C. S. Lewis The Lion^! the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape ...

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    Sally from Cork, Long ears, Die verrückten OHaras. ( Ab 10 J.)

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    The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, Mondo Desperado

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    Maurice Walsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

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    Maurice Walsh Trouble in the Glen, L'Homme tranquille, The honest fisherman

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    Walter Macken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

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    Walter Macken The silent people, God Made Sunday and Other Stories, Quench the Moon

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    Mary Larkin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

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    Mary Larkin Playing With Fire, A Matter of Trust, Best Laid Plans Born in 1930's Belfast, Mary has written twelve best selling novels all set in and around the Belfast of old.

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    Aidan Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 50 Famous Irish Authors

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    Aidan Sheridan Books Wrote a book. Sold millions.

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    Tara Road, Nights of rain and stars, C'était pourtant ...

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    Dublin Carol, This Lime Tree Bower: Three Plays, The Weir Playwright.

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    By the Bog of Cats, The Mai, On Raftery's Hill Playwright. 

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