Author
Life and Works
The Novels
Detective Fiction
For Young People
Other Works
Educ./ Research
Translations


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.

The Eilís Dillon
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 bibliography. 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:
BARNA MEMORIES
Live Italian pages German pages (under development) Education & Research (mainly for schools) including Hostile Reviews and Political Reviews

Original ratings & credits for this resource: StudyWeb Award

CONNECTIONS:

Eilís Dillon on Goodreads


Vivian
Mercier
Cyphers Magazine
A BOOKISH FAMILY:

Joseph (uncle)
Geraldine (mother)
Eiléan (daughter)
Macdara (son-in-law)
Cormac (son)
Phyllis (daughter-in-law)
Honor (niece)
Léan (granddaughter)


SOME LINKS:

Irish Writers' Centre
Poetry Ireland
Children's Books Ireland
Aosdána


AGENTS:

Watson Little


Site maintained by Eilís Dillon Literary Estate. Updated 21 August 2019. Copyright material, not for commercial reproduction.