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List of the most popular authors from Northern Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Northern Irish authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Northern Irish writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List includes Sinéad Morrissey, Patrick Brontë and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Northern Ireland?" and "Who are the best Northern Irish authors?"

For further information on these historic Northern Irish authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Northern Irish authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Derek Mahon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Derek Mahon Words in the Air, Journalism, Night-crossing

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Kenneth Branagh A midwinter's tale

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Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Gary Moore Gary Moore - After Hours*

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Benjamin Glazer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Benjamin Glazer "The seventh heaven"

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Garth Ennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Garth Ennis The Pro, Judge Dredd, Preacher Vol. 2

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Michael Dibdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Michael Dibdin Dead Lagoon, Back to Bologna, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

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Roma Downey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Roma Downey A Story of God and All of Us

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John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
John Lynch Torn Water

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Ron Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Ron Hutchinson The Dillen, The Captain of Kopenick, Moonlight and Magnolias

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Gilbert Ralston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland

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Glenn Patterson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Glenn Patterson Black night at Big Thunder Mountain, Lapsed Protestant, The International

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Lynne Graham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Lynne Graham A Mediterranean Marriage, Pason Italiana (Italian Passion), La Amante Del Griego

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William MacQuitty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
William MacQuitty The world in color photography, Titanic Memories, The glory of India

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Amy Wilson Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Amy Wilson Carmichael Learning of God, His Thoughts Said. . .His Father Said, Gold Cord

The Best Mark Twain Quotes

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Joseph Tomelty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Joseph Tomelty The apprentice

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Frederick G. Donnan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Frederick G. Donnan The influence of J. Willard Gibbs on the science of physical chemistry

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Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley Text a Day Keeps the Devil Away, The Rent Veils at Calvary, Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans

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Marie Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Marie Jones Stones in His Pockets, Women on the Verge of HRT, Rorschach test performance of post-traumatic epileptic and non-epileptic head-injured veterans

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James Burke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
James Burke The Day the Universe Changed, Twin Tracks: The Unexpected Origins of the Modern World, Circles

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Cathy Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Cathy Kelly Zu mir oder zu dir? Frauengeschichten aus Irland, Irish Girls About Town, Geh ich auf meine Hochzeit?

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Desmond Fennell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Desmond Fennell Cutting to the Point, Savvy and the Preaching of the Gospel, Uncertain dawn

The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
George Best Reliving the Dream, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths, Bestie

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Graham Reid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Graham Reid The plays of Graham Reid, The closed door, The Billy plays

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Terry Cafolla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Terry Cafolla

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Ed Dobson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Ed Dobson The Complete Bible Commentary, End^! The, Starting a seeker sensitive service

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Brian Keenan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Brian Keenan An evil cradling, Between Extremes, Four Quarters of Light

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Gerald Dawe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Gerald Dawe Lake Geneva, A real life elsewhere, My mother-city

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William C Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
William C Atkinson British Contributions to Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, A History of Spain and Portugal

The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

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Don Mullan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Don Mullan Eyewitness Bloody Sunday, Speaking Truth to Power, A Little Book of Francis of Assisi

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Gary Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Gary Mitchell Royal Court Theatre presents The force of change, Tearing the loom, Loyal Women

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Patrick Brontë is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Patrick Brontë Brontëana, The letters of the Reverend Patrick Brontë

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R. I. Moore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
R. I. Moore Primera Revolucion Europea^! La - C. 970 - 1215, The first European revolution^! c. 970-1215, The origins of European dissent

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Nell McCafferty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Nell McCafferty The best of Nell, Goodnight sisters, The Armagh women

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Nick Laird is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Nick Laird Utterly Monkey: A Novel, To a Fault, On Purpose

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Sinéad Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Sinéad Morrissey There was fire in Vancouver, Between here and there

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Rhonda Paisley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Rhonda Paisley My Power Diary, My Power Words File, Kids Under Construction

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Sharon Owens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Sharon Owens The ballroom on Magnolia Street, The tea house on Mulberry Street, The tavern on Maple Street

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Martin McGartland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Martin McGartland Dead man running, Fifty dead men walking

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Robert McLiam Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Robert McLiam Wilson Ripley Bogle, Manfred's pain, Eureka Street

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Mairead Corrigan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Mairead Corrigan The Vision of Peace: Faith and Hope in Northern Ireland, Marked for Life: The Life of Hildegard GossMayr (Leaders and Witnesses)

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Jenny Bristow is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Jenny Bristow Jenny Bristow cooks for the seasons, Jenny Bristow Light, A Taste of Sunshine

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Patrick McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Patrick McWilliams Index to Ordnance survey memoirs of Ireland series, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland^! Vol. 40, People and Places

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

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Stuart Neville is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Stuart Neville The Ghosts of Belfast

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Eamon Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Eamon Collins Killing Rage

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Malachi O'Doherty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Malachi O'Doherty The trouble with guns

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Maureen Boyle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Maureen Boyle Wound Healing in Midwifery, Emergencies Around Childbirth, Alternative Positions for Labour

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Lucy Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Lucy Caldwell Where They Were Missed

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Stephen O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Stephen O'Neill Staging Ireland

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Leontia Flynn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Leontia Flynn These days

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Peter McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Northern Ireland
Peter McLaughlin