Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger

Dermot Bolger is one of Ireland best known writers. He is author of fourteen novels. His most recent novel An Ark of Light links with The Family on Paradise Pier and traces the experiences of a Irish woman throughout the 20th Century, as glimpsed through her family’s involvement with the Spanish Civil War, the Soviet gulags, London during the Blitz, the hidden dangers of 1960s gay life and the hard-won final sanctuary of a small caravan in old age in a Mayo field. Dermot’s most recent play, Last Orders at the Dockside, received its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre in 2019 and in September 2020, forty-four years after the publication of his first short story, Bolger published his debut collection of stories, Secrets Never Told.

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