First Lines: Irish Author Portraits by John Minihan

'First Lines': Irish Author Portraits by John Minihan is a series of portraits of young and emerging writers commissed by Literature Ireland from renowned literary photographer John Minihan. It is the third set of author portraits produced by Literature Ireland to date. This new series of portraits also features the 'first lines' from one work by each of the writers and a link to a unique webpage for each of them where readers, publishers, agents and festival programmers can find more information about the writers, their works, their existing translations and agency representation. 


Literature Ireland looks forward to showcasing the portraits at international book fairs and at prestigious literary events and festivals in Ireland and around the world. 


The twelve authors featured are:

  • Colin Barrett
  • Sara Baume
  • Gavin Corbett
  • Rob Doyle
  • Audrey Magee
  • Mike McCormack
  • Lisa McInerney
  • Danielle McLaughlin
  • Alan McMonagle
  • Paul McVeigh
  • Conor O'Callaghan
  • Sally Rooney

To request a set of the portraits, please email with your name and full postal address. 


'First Lines': Irish Author Portraits by John Minihan were designed and produced by Language

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