Books by Gerard Donovan

Gerard Donovan born in Wexford and grew up in Galway. His collections are Columbus Rides Again (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1992); Kings and Bicycles (Salmon, 1995); and The LightHouse (Salmon, 2000), which was short listed for the Irish Times


YOUNG IRELANDERS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland."
Donovan (Sunless, 2007, etc.) provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. Read full book review >
SUNLESS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A lyrically depressing vision of things to come."
Donovan (Julius Winsome, 2006, etc.) imagines a drugged-up dystopia. Read full book review >
JULIUS WINSOME by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Finely tooled outsider fiction, as chilling as it is ultimately humane."
Man loses man's best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Read full book review >
SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >
THE LIGHTHOUSE by Gerard Donovan
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A frequently strong and varied collection, though its excess of variation proves a liability."
At their best, the poems in Donovan's third collection suggest a kinship with Mark Strand's earlier work—spare, haunted, melancholic—most evident in several short nocturnes in the first two sections. Read full book review >