• John  McGahern

    John McGahern

    Agent : Bill Hamilton

    John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934 and brought up in the West of Ireland. A graduate of University College, Dublin, he worked as a Primary School teacher and held various academic posts at universities in Britain, Ireland and America. The author of six novels and four collections of short stories, he was the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship, the American-Irish Award, the Prix Etranger Ecureuil and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Amongst Women, which won both the GPA and the Irish Times Award, was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a four part BBC television series. His work has appeared in anthologies and has been translated into many languages. John McGahern died in 2006.

    Novels and short stories collections include:
    The Barracks’ (Faber and Faber, 1963)
    ‘The Dark’ (Faber and Faber, 1965)
    ‘Nightlines’ (Faber and Faber, 1970)
    ‘The Leavetaking’ (Faber and Faber, 1974)
    ‘Getting Through’ (Faber and Faber, 1978)
    ‘High Ground’ (Faber and Faber, 1985)
    ‘Amongst Women’ (Faber and Faber, 1990)
    ‘Collected Stories’ (Faber and Faber, 1992)