Coordinating Editor for This Issue
JOHN BANVILLE lives in Dublin, has published a volume of stories and three novels, the most recent of which was
EILÉAN NÍ CUILLEANÁIN teaches at Trinity College, Dublin. Her latest book is
The Second Voyage: A Selection (Gallery/Wake Forest University Press, 1977).
SEAMUS DEANE teaches at University College, Dublin. He has published two volumes of poetry and many critical articles on modern and contemporary work.
BRIAN DONNELLY teaches at Carysfort College in Dublin, and has done a study of The Big House in Irish fiction.
PAUL DURCAN lives by his pen in Cork. He is the author of several books of poetry, the most recent of which was
Sam's Cross. He also edits
The Cork Review.
THOMAS FLANAGAN'S novel,
The Year of the French, recently won the National Book Critics' Award. He teaches at SUNY, Stony Brook.
BRIAN FRIEL lives in Donegal. He has written short stories but now concentrates full time on plays, the most recent of which were
Faith Healer. Translations will open in Belfast in the fall.
TED HUGHES published two collections of poetry last year,
Remains of Elmet (with photographs by Fay Godwin) and
BENEDICT KIELY is the author of a large body of novels, stories, and other books biographical, political, topographical. David Godine will publish a selection of his short fiction later this year, to be entitled
The State of Ireland.
NORMAN MACCAIG lives in Edinburgh and occupies an important position among the poets of Scotland.
DEREK MAHON is living in London. A volume of new and selected work,
Poems 1962-1978, has just appeared from Oxford University Press.
JOHN MCGAHERN is teaching this spring at Colgate University. His latest novel,
The Pornographer, appeared at the end of last year.
PAUL MULDOON'S new volume,
Why Brownlee Left, will be published in the US this year by Wake Forest University Press, who also publish his previous
GEORGE O'BRIEN has written short stories and teaches at Warwick University.
DESMOND O'GRADY teaches in Alexandria and spends summers in Greece. He has published eight books of poems, including
The Headgear of the Tribe: New and Selected Poems (Gallery Press, 1978).
Selected Poems has been published by Blackstaff Press in Belfast. The work published here will appear this year in a new volume to be called
IAIN CRICHTON SMITH was born on Lewis in the Hebrides. He writes in both Gaelic and English and has published several volumes of fiction and poetry.