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John McGahern

writer

John McGahern, Irish writer. Member Aosdana Irish Academy Letters.

Background

McGahern, John was born on November 12, 1934 in Dublin. Son of John and Susan (McManus) McGahern.

Education

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Dublin University, Ireland, 1991. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Galway University, Ireland, 1993.

Career

Teacher 1955-1964; Research Fellow, University of Reading, England 71. Northern Arts Fellow, University of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne, England 1974-1976. Visiting Professor, Colgate University, New York, United States of America 1972, 1977, 1980, 1983.

Literary Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin 1988.

Works

Membership

Member Aosdana Irish Academy Letters.

Connections

Married Madeline Green in 1973.

father:
Francis McGahem

mother:
Susan McManus

spouse:
Madeline Green