Desmond Hogan was born in Ballinasloe, County Galway, in 1950.
His novels are The Icon Maker (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1976); The Leaves on Grey (London, Hamish Hamilton, 1980); A Curious Street (Hamish Hamilton, 1984); A New Shirt (Hamish Hamilton, 1986); and Farewell to Prague (London, Faber and Faber, 1995).
His short story collections include Diamonds at the Bottom of the Sea (Hamish Hamilton, 1979); The Mourning Thief (London, Faber and Faber, 1987); Lebanon Lodge (Faber and Faber, 1988); and Larks Eggs, New and Selected Stories (Dublin, Lilliput, 2005).
The Mourning Thief and Lebanon Lodge were published in the United States in one volume under the title A Link With the River, with an introduction by Louise Erdrich (New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989).
He has published one volume of travel pieces, The Edge of the City: A Scrapbook 1976-91 (Dublin, Lilliput, 1993). His play, A Short Walk to the Sea was published, with Paschal Finnan's The Swine and the Potswalloper, by Co-Op Books in 1979.
In 1981, he won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for his stories and in 1991 he was awarded a DAAD Fellowship in Berlin.
He lives in County Clare.
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