20 famous Irish authors and some of their biggest books

With St. Patrick’s Day coming, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of famous Irish authors. You’ll find the list below.Photo of Ireland's coastline below the words "20+ Famous Irish authors & some of their biggest books."

I intend to use this list of Irish authors as a resource. It’s important for my reading practice to include a diversity of authors and works. That’s why, for example, my 2017 reading list includes a section for African literature.

The list below will help me include Irish authors in my reading.

For this list, I defined Irish authors as being born in Ireland or citizens of Ireland. The authors are listed in alphabetical order by their first name.

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Did I miss an Irish author who should be in this list? Or is there a book you would add under an author’s name? Tell me in the comments.

Famous Irish authors

Book cover of Irish author W. B. Yeats's "Collected Poems."

Bonus Irish authors

There are too many notable Irish authors to stop at 20. Below are four more Irish writers worth mentioning. They’re listed in alphabetical order.Book cover of Irish author Colum McCann's "Let the Great World Spin."

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