(Born 1941 in Moylarg in Antrim), Fiction
Cochrane is an Irish novelist known for his often dark honour and jokey titles like Ladybird in a Loony-bin and Jesus on a Stick.
(Born 1939 in Castledawson in Londonderry), Poetry
The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Heaney in 1995. they described his writing as -works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.
(Born 1929 in Omagh in Tyrone), Fiction
Friel was considered a great. He was a prolific and award winning dramatist. Some of his well known works include: Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Dancing at Lughnasa and the three act play Translations.
(Born 1911 in Strabane in Tyrone), Fiction
A twentieth century Irish novelist. Some of his notable works include, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive, At Swim-Two-Birds, He used the pseudonym Flann OBrien.
(Born 1898 in Belfast in Antrim), Fiction
Perhaps best known for writing the Chronicles of Narnia C.S.Lewis was a scholar and novelist born in Belfast.
Marshall was a prolific author, broadcaster and Presbyterian Minister from Sixmilecross. He had a great knowledge of Mid Ulster English and wrote Ulster Sails West, about Ulster people settling in America.
Russell was a writer, poet, artist and more. He wrote two novels, The Interpreters and The Avatars. There is a bust of Russell in Merrion Square in Dublin. There is also a plaque on 84 Merrion Square that reads, George William Russell AE 1867 – 1935 Poet Mystic Painter Co-operator worked here.
(Born 1847 in Antrim), Nonfiction
Physician and author of books on Irish poets and poetry, lessons in English literature, biographies and history.
(Born 1794 in Clogher in Tyrone), Fiction
Carleton was a prolific Irish novelist. Writing between 1829 and 1862. There was a book written about him in 1896 called The Life of William Carleton.
The father of the famous Bronte sisters, Patrick was a poet and writer. He actually changed his name from Brunty.
(Born 1747 in Strabane in Tyrone), Printing
Dunlop is perhaps best known for the fact that he printed the very first American Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776, when he would have only been 19 years old.