Novels set in Dublin

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This is a list of some of the most interesting novels set in Dublin and is intended to give a certain amount of variety.

Curtis Adler: January Colours
Lyn Andrews: The House on Lonely Street
Keith Baker: Reckoning
John Banville: The Book of Evidence
John Banville: Mefisto
Samuel Beckett: Dream of Fair to Middling Women
Leslie Barber: A Tilly for the Cat
Catherine Barry: Null & Void
Brendan Behan: The Scarperer
Brian Behan: Kathleen
Maeve Binchy: Circle of Friends
Maeve Binchy: Evening Class
Maeve Binchy: Heart and Soul
Maeve Binchy: Quentin’s
Maeve Binchy: Scarlet Feather
Dermot Bolger: Father’s Music
Dermot Bolger: Journey Home
Dermot Bolger: A Second Life
Dermot Bolger: The Valparaiso Voyage
Dermot Bolger: The Woman’s Daughter
Mary Bond: All Things Perfect
Clare Boylan: Black Baby
Clare Boylan: Holy Pictures
Clare Boylan: Room for a Single Lady
Austen Breaffa: The Runts of the Litter
Maeve Brennan: The Visitor
Trevor Byrne: Ghosts and Lightning
Michael Campbell: Peter Perry
Evelyn Conlon: A Glassful of Letters
Paulo Coelho: Brida (Brida)
Peter Costello: The Life of Leopold Bloom
Robert Cranny: On Us Thy Poor Children
Robert Cremins: Sort of Homecoming
Ita Daly: A Singular Attraction
Martina Devlin: Three Wise Men
J P Donleavy: The Ginger Man
Emma Donoghue: Stir-fry
Roddy Doyle: The Commitments
Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke, ha-ha-ha
Roddy Doyle: Paula Spencer
Roddy Doyle: The Snapper
Roddy Doyle: A Star Called Henry
Roddy Doyle: The Van
Lee Dunne: Goodbye to the Hill
Catherine Dunne: Set In Stone
Anne Enright: The Forgotten Waltz
Anne Enright: The Gathering
Anne Enright: The Portable Virgin
Anne Enright: The Wig My Father Wore
Robert Fannin: Shooting the Moon
Jennifer Farrell: The Girl in the Wardrobe
Thomas Flanagan: The End of the Hunt
Brian Gallagher: The Feng-Shui Junkie
Jonathan Gash: Bad Girl Magdalene
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: The Green Diamond
Alan Glynn: Winterland
David Griffin: The Fourth Province
Cornelius Gunning: 2+2=?
Denis Hamill: Fork in the Road
Hugo Hamilton: Dublin Where the Palm Trees Grow
Hugo Hamilton: Hand in the Fire
Hugo Hamilton: Headbanger
Hugo Hamilton: Sad Bastard
Anthony Barnard Harris: Bluebell Wood
Lara Harte: Wild Geese
Anne Haverty: The Free and Easy
Amanda Hearty: Are You Ready?
Christine Dwyer Hickey: The Dancer
Christine Dwyer Hickey: The Gambler
Christine Dwyer Hickey: The Gatemaker
Christine Dwyer Hickey: Tatty
Desmond Hogan: New Shirt
Kate Holmquist: The Glass Room
Jon Hurley: It’s Late Very Early
Leo Jameson: Blood and Babies
Jennifer Johnston: The Gingerbread Woman
Jennifer Johnston: Grace and Truth
Jennifer Johnston: Truth or Fiction
Neil Jordan: Mistaken
James Joyce: Finnegans Wake
James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
James Joyce: Ulysses
Denis Kehoe: Walking on Dry Land
Seán Kenny: The Hungry Earth
Gene Kerrigan: Dark Times in the City
Marian Keyes: The Brightest Star in the Sky
Marian Keyes: Rachel’s Holiday
Marian Keyes: Sushi for Beginners
Claire Kilroy: All Names Have Been Changed
Caelinn Largey: Anne Marie in the City
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: The Cock and Anchor
Declan Lynch: All The People, All The Time
Deirdre Madden: Molly Fox’s Birthday
Cauvery Madhavan: Paddy Indian
Stephen J. Martin: Rock and a Hard Place
Ferdia McAnna: Last of the High Kings
Regina McBride: The Marriage Bed
Patrick McCabe: Dead School
Barry McCrea: The First Verse
John McGahern: The Leavetaking
Patrick McGinley: Goosefoot
Cormac Millar: The Grounds
Alan Monaghan: The Soldier’s Return
Sean Moncrieff: Dublin
Sean Monaghan: The History of Things
Iris Murdoch: The Red and the Green
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: Hurlamaboc
Paul Murray: Skippy Dies
Edna O’Brien: The Country Girls
Edna O’Brien: The Girl with Green Eyes
Fiona O’Brien: Sold
Flann O’Brien: At Swim-Two-Birds
Flann O’Brien: Hard Life
Ronan O’Brien: Confessions Of A Fallen Angel
Joseph O’Connor: Cowboys and Indians
Joseph O’Connor: Ghost Light
Joseph O’Connor: The Salesman
Hugh O’Donnell: 11 Emerald Street
Gerard O’Donovan: Dublin Dead
Julia O’Faolain: No Country for Young Men
Nuala O’Faolain: Best Love, Rosie
Liam O’Flaherty: The Informer
Liam O’Flaherty: Insurrection
Sheila O’Flanagan: Too Good To Be True
Sean O’Reilly: The Swing Of Things
Siobhán Parkinson: Kate
James Plunkett: Farewell Companions
James Plunkett: Strumpet City
Stephen Price: Monkey Man
Keith Ridgway: Horses
Keith Ridgway: The Long Falling
Keith Ridgway: The Parts
Keith Ridgway: Standard Time
Sally Rooney: Conversations with Friends
Joan Rosier-Jones: Yes : A Novel
Edward Rutherfurd: Dublin
Mary Ryan: The Seduction Of Mrs Caine
Fiachra Sheridan: The Runners
Peter Sheridan: Big Fat Love
James Stephens: The Charwoman’s Daughter
Francis Stuart: Black List, Section H
Kate Thompson: It Means Mischief
William Trevor: Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel
John Trolan: Any Other Time
Enrique Vila-Matas: Dublinesca
Heather von Prondzynski: The Quest
Gabrielle Warnock: The Silk Weaver
Adrian White: Where The Rain Gets In

Vincent Banville’s John Blaine mysteries are set in Dublin.
Ingrid Black’s Saxon mysteries are set in Dublin.
John Brady’s Matt Minogue mysteries are set in Dublin.
Bartholomew Gill’s Peter McGarr mysteries are set in Dublin
Declan Hughes’s Ed Loy mysteries are set in Dublin
Arlene Hunt’s John Kenny and Sarah Quigley from Quik Investigations mysteries are set in Dublin

See also:

Literary Dublin