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Dermot Healy


Dermot Healy was born in 1947 in Finea, County Westmeath. When he was young his family moved to County Cavan. His mother worked in a bakery, while his father was a police officer, who died when Healy was fifteen. He has written novels, short stories, poetry, a memoir and, in particular, plays. As well as writing plays he has both directed and acted in them. He also founded two literary magazines. He is a member of Aosdána. He died in 2014.

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1982 Banished Misfortune and Other Stories (stories)
1984 Fighting with Shadows or Sciamachy (novel)
1992 The Balleyconnell Colours (poetry)
1992 Neighbours’ Lights (poetry)
1994 A Goat’s Song (novel)
1996 The Bend for Home (autobiography)
1998 What the Hammer (poetry)
1999 Sudden Times (novel)
2000 After the Off (story, photographs by Bruce Gilden)
2001 The Reed Bed (poetry)
2008 I Catch Sight Of Them As I Often Do (poetry)
2010 Long Time, No See (novel)
2015 The Travels of Sorrow (poetry)
2015 The Collected Short Stories