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Desmond Hogan (born 10 December 1950) is an Irish writer.

Hogan was born in Ballinasloe in east County Galway, Ireland. His father was a draper. Educated locally at St. Grellan’s Boys’ National School and St. Josephs’s College, Garbally Park. Some of his earliest work was published in The Fountain, the Garbally college annual.

After leaving school, Hogan travelled to France, ending up in Paris just after the student riots of 1968 . He later studied at University College Dublin, where he received a BA in 1972 and an MA in 1973.

In 1971 he won the Hennessy Award. The Irish Writers' Co-operative, formed by writer Fred Johnston, Neil Jordan and playwright Peter Sheridan at a meeting in a Dublin restaurant, were to publish Hogan's 'The Ikon Maker', which was also the Co-op's first publication. While in Dublin, he worked as a street actor and had a number of plays - A Short Walk to the Sea, Sanctified Distances, and The Squat - produced in the Abbey Theatre and the Project Arts Centre. RTÉ and BBC Radio broadcast some of his plays, including Jimmy. He also published stories in small magazines like Adam and the Transatlantic Review.

Later he moved to London, living in Tooting, Catford and Hounslow and then later as a lodger in the Hampstead home of Anthony Farrell, a young Irish publisher. Friends and acquaintances from this period included: writer Jaci Stephen, biographer Patrick Newley, Kazuo Ishiguro and his partner, Lorna. Hogan also participated in poetry and literature readings held at Bernard Stone's Turrett Bookshop on Floral Street in Covent Garden.

His debut novel, The Ikon-Makers, was written in 1974 and published in 1976.

In 1977, he was the recipient of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In 1978, he participated in the Santa Cruz Writers Conference. In the early 1980s, Hogan was represented by the Deborah Rogers agency, which also had Peter Carey, Bruce Chatwin, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie on its books. In 1980, he won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his Diamonds at the Bottom of the Sea collection of short stories. In 1981, he appeared in Granta.

In 1989, Hogan left London and was a Hudson Strode Fellow at the University of Alabama. In 1991, Hogan was awarded a place on the DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Berlin Artists' Programme fellowship which enabled him to live in that city.

Hogan returned to Ireland in 1995, living in Clifden, Co. Galway. For a period, he lived in an old caravan in Co. Limerick along North Kerry/West Limerick border. In 1997, he lectured in short fiction at the University of California, San Diego.

He was a judge in the 2005 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize worth ?50,000.

Hogan features in a number of major anthologies of modern Irish literature. Colm Tóibín has identified 'Winter Swimmers' as one of his finest stories. According to Robert McCrum, former Literary Editor of The Observer, Hogan is one of "one of Ireland's finest writers". Fellow Irish author, Colum McCann, claims that Hogan, along with Benedict Kiely, is one of two Irish writers who have influenced him greatly .

In July 2008, Hogan admitted a charge of aggravated sexual assault against a 15 year old boy in Hogan's home in Ballybunion. In Oct 2009, Hogan was given a two year suspended jail sentence, placed on the sex offenders register and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 18.

He currently lives in Dublin.

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Total Books: 37
Lark's Eggs New And Selected Stories
2006 - Lark's Eggs New and Selected Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843510710
ISBN-10: 1843510715
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Link with the River
2005 - A Link with the River (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374530037
ISBN-10: 0374530033
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Farewell to Prague
1996 - A Farewell to Prague (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571174287
ISBN-10: 0571174280

The Edge of the City A Scrapbook 1976-91
1994 - The Edge of the City a Scrapbook 1976-91 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571168811
ISBN-10: 0571168817
Genre: Travel

The Edge of a City  A Scrapbook 1976-91
1993 - The Edge of a City a Scrapbook 1976-91 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781874675037
ISBN-10: 1874675031
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

That Lady
1991 - That Lady (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780860684336
ISBN-10: 0860684334

Lebanon Lodge
1990 - Lebanon Lodge (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571153138
ISBN-10: 0571153135
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A New Shirt
1987 - A New Shirt (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571149117
ISBN-10: 0571149111

The Mourning Thief and Other Stories
1987 - The Mourning Thief and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571150151
ISBN-10: 0571150152
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ikon Maker
1987 - Ikon Maker (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780948849008
ISBN-10: 0948849002
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Curious Street
1985 - Curious Street [Picador Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330286039
ISBN-10: 033028603X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1982 - Stories [Picador Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330266246
ISBN-10: 0330266241

Children of Lir Stories from Ireland
1981 - Children of Lir Stories From Ireland (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807610152
ISBN-10: 0807610151
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Leaves on Grey
1980 - The Leaves on Grey (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241103647
ISBN-10: 0241103649
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Winter's Tales From Ireland 2
1972 - Winter's Tales From Ireland 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780912262314
ISBN-10: 0912262311

The diamonds at the bottom of the sea and other stories
The Diamonds at the Bottom of the Sea and Other Stories (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241101230
ISBN-10: 0241101239

The ikon maker A novel
The Ikon Maker a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807609293
ISBN-10: 0807609293

The Leaves on Grey A Novel
The Leaves on Grey a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807609484
ISBN-10: 080760948X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Old Swords and Other Stories
Old Swords and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843511441
ISBN-10: 1843511444
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Elysium (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783351028176
ISBN-10: 3351028172

Eine merkwrdige Strae Roman
Eine Merkwrdige Strae Roman (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518408278
ISBN-10: 3518408275