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List of famous writers from Northern Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Northern Ireland is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Northern Irish writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Northern Ireland and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List includes Adrian Dunbar, Malachi O'Doherty, more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Northern Irish writers?" and "Which writers are from Northern Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Northern Ireland in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Northern Ireland, but they're all of Northern Ireland descent.

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Gary Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Gary Moore Died at 59 (1952-2011)

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Benjamin Glazer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Benjamin Glazer Died at 69 (1887-1956)

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John Lynch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
John Lynch age 56

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Adrian Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Adrian Dunbar age 59

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Ian McElhinney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Michael Dibdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Michael Dibdin Died at 60 (1947-2007)

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Gilbert Ralston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Gilbert Ralston Died at 87 (1912-1999)

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Garth Ennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Garth Ennis age 47

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Frederick G. Donnan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Frederick G. Donnan Died at 86 (1870-1956)

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Lynne Graham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Lynne Graham age 61

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Derek Mahon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Derek Mahon age 76

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Joseph Tomelty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Joseph Tomelty Died at 84 (1911-1995)

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Cathy Kelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Cathy Kelly age 51

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
George Best Died at 59 (1946-2005)

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Ian Paisley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley Died at 88 (1926-2014)

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James Burke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
James Burke age 81

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Marie Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Marie Jones age 66

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Amy Wilson Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Amy Wilson Carmichael Died at 84 (1867-1951)

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Glenn Patterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Margo Harkin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Margo Harkin age 66

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Ed Dobson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Ed Dobson age 68

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Nell McCafferty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Barry McEvoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Barry McEvoy age 50

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Nick Laird is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Nick Laird age 42

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Brian Keenan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Brian Keenan age 67

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Desmond Fennell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Desmond Fennell age 88

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Neil Hannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Neil Hannon age 47

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William C Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
William C Atkinson Died at 90 (1902-1992)

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Don Mullan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Don Mullan age 61

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Gerald Dawe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Gerald Dawe age 65

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Gary McKendry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Gary McKendry

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Sinéad Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Terry Cafolla is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Terry Cafolla age 48

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Graham Reid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Graham Reid age 72

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Rhonda Paisley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Brian King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Brian King Died at 68 (1938-2006)

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Sharon Owens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Sharon Owens age 49

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Gary Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Gary Mitchell age 52

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Martin McGartland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Martin McGartland Died at 21 (1970-1991)

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Barry Devlin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Barry Devlin age 71

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Blanaid Irvine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Blanaid Irvine Died at 88 (1922-2010)

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Mairead Corrigan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Malachi O'Doherty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Malachi O'Doherty age 66

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Jenny Bristow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Lucy Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Lucy Caldwell age 36

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Robert McLiam Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Robert McLiam Wilson age 51

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Maureen Boyle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Maureen Boyle age 56

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Mik Duffy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland

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Patrick McWilliams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Northern Ireland
Patrick McWilliams age 54