Dermot Bolger, ed., Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction (Picador 1993; corrected ed. 1994), 518pp.


Authors included: John Banville [from Mefisto]; Leland Bardwell [The Hairdresser]; Sebastian Barry [from The Engine of Owl-Light]; Mary Beckett [Heaven]; Samuel Beckett [For to End Yet Again]; Sara Berkeley [The Sky’s Gone Out]; Dermot Bolger [from The Journey Home]; Clare Boylan [Villa Marta]; Shane Connaughton [Ojus]; Mary Dorcey [The Husband]; Roddy Doyle [from The Snapper]; Anne Enright [Men and Angels]; Hugo Hamilton [from Surrogate City]; Aidan Higgins [from Balcony of Europe]; Desmond Hogan [from A Curious Street]; Jennifer Johnston [from The Christmas Tree]; Neil Jordan [Last Rites]; Molly Keane [from Good Behaviour]; Maeve Kelly [Orange Horses]; Benedict Kiely [from Proxopera]; Mary Lavin [Happiness]; Mary Leland [from The Killeen]; Eugene McCabe [Cancer]; Patrick McCabe [from The Butcher Boy]; John McGahern [High Ground]; Tom McIntyre [The Man-Keeper]; Bernard MacLaverty [Between Two Shores]; Bryan MacMahon [A Woman’s Hair]; Eoin MacNamee [If Angels had Wings]; Deirdre Madden [Remembering Light and Stone]; Aiden Matthews [Incident on El Camino Real]; Gerardine [sic] Meaney [Counterpoint]; Brian Moore [The Sight]; Val Mulkerns [Memory and Desire]; Eilís Ní Duibhne [Blood and Water]; Edna O’Brien [from What a Sky]; Bridget O’Connor [Postcards]; Joseph O’Connor [Mothers were All the Same]; Sean O’Faolain [The Talking Trees]; Michael O’Loughlin [A Rock-’n-Roll Death]; David Park [Oranges from Spain]; Glenn Patterson [from Burning Your Own]; Francis Stuart [from Black List, Section H]; Colm Tóibín [from The Heather Blazing]; William Trevor [The Ballroom of Romance]; Robert McLiam Wilson [from Ripley Bogle]; Biographical notes [titles without dates], 509-518pp.

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