Life and Works
For Young People
Eilís's work was widely translated, especially into German (her translators included Annemarie and Heinrich Böll). The site now includes links to other languages, including some samples in Italian. Her most recent language (her fourteenth) came in 2001 when Tomorrow Publishing House issued the first Chinese edition of The Lost Island>.
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Irish Writing Pages
Eilís Dillon (1920-1994) was one
of Ireland's most distinguished writers. This website explores
her work through her novels, detective
stories and books for young people. There are
education and research resources, a biographical page,
quotations from her many reviews, and a
An attractive feature of the site
is the collection of cover designs, including many by the English artist and
writer Richard Kennedy.
NEWS: 2020 CENTENARY CONFERENCE:
A conference to mark the centenary of Eilís Dillon's birth will be held at Trinity College Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2020. Opn to the public. Admission is free; booking is required. For information, please click HERE
NEW CLASSIC BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS:
In 2018-19 New York Review Books released paperbacks of The Island of Horses and The Lost Island, already included in their classic NYRB Children's Collection. The three detective novels are now available on Kindle, and have also been published as audiobooks by Tantor Media Inc.
ODDS & ENDS:
Original ratings &
credits for this resource:
Live Italian pages
German pages (under development)
Education & Research (mainly for schools) including Hostile Reviews and Political Reviews
Eilís Dillon on Goodreads
A BOOKISH FAMILY:
Irish Writers' Centre
Children's Books Ireland
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Updated 21 August 2019. Copyright material, not for commercial reproduction.