Bram Stoker 

Bram Stoker 

Abraham (Bram) Stoker was and Irish writer, best known as the author of the Gothic horror tale Dracula. He was born in November 8, 1847 in Dublin. His father was a civil servant and his mother was a charity worker and writer. Stoker was a sickly child and spent a lot of time in bed. In 1864 Stoker […]

Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle is an Irish writer. He was born in Dublin and holds a first-class honours degree in Philosophy and an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College Dublin. His first novel, Here Are the Young Men, was published in 2014 and was chosen as a book of the year by the Irish Times, Independent, Sunday Times and Sunday Business […]

Pádraic Ó Conaire

Pádraic Ó Conaire

Pádraic Ó Conaire is today celebrated as one of the greatest and most prolific writers in the Irish language. Amongst his most famous works is the short story M’asal beag dubh (My little black donkey), and the novel Deoraíocht (Exile). Ó Conaire was born by the docks in Galway in 1882, and had a relatively privileged upbringing despite the fact […]

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Born in Dublin, satirist and clergyman Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) maintained his critical view on the British hegemony in Ireland. In his most familiar work of fiction, Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Swift sends protagonist Lemuel Gulliver “into several remote nations of the world,” to find human folly. In his close-to-home “modest proposal” of 1729, however, Swift suggests that the […]

James Joyce

James Joyce

Irish author James Joyce has written fifteen short stories – which were collected into one volume and titled Dubliners – and defined them as chapters in the history of his hometown’s morality. Joyce, one of the greatest Modernist writers of the early 20th century, is best known for his monumental novel Ulysses (1922), in which […]