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 fifteenth?) 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.
CENTENARY NEWS: CONFERENCE, EXHIBITION AND MORE
A conference to mark the centenary of Eilís Dillon's birth was held at Trinity College Dublin on 6-7 March 2020 (some details HERE). An exhibition opened on 10 March at the Lexicon Library on the seafront at Dun Laoghaire: click HERE. In Galway 2020 / European Capital of Culture, performances from her work on 23 and 24 Aprli were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Later in the year, Eilís Dillon features in Galway's Great Read, based in libraries around her native county.
NEW CLASSIC BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS:
In 2019 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. A new Russian edition of The Island of Horses is scheduled to appear in 2021.
ODDS & ENDS:
Original ratings &
credits for this resource:
Live Italian pages
Education & Research (mainly for schools)
Eilís Dillon on Goodreads
A BOOKISH FAMILY:
Irish Writers' Centre
Children's Books Ireland
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Updated 16 April 2020. Copyright material, not for commercial reproduction.