Ireland may be for many a land of magic, beauty, and tradition. With tales of different pieces of the culture, it is important for many lovers of Ireland to express what they feel and what they have experienced. Libraries are filled with their own sections of fiction and non-fiction stories of Ireland and Irish tales.
Some may enjoy reading about Ireland as much as others enjoy writing about it. With some author’s main focus being specifically the country of Ireland and/or the Irish culture, there are many a novel ready to bring the reader directly into the lives of characters from the land ‘o green.
There may be readers that enjoy more than fictional stories about Ireland and look to Historical Fiction novels as their way to read real-world truths of the island while being able to enjoy the imagination of the author.
By definition Historical Fiction is the genre of literature, film, etc., comprising narratives that take place in the past and are characterized chiefly by an imaginative reconstruction of historical events and personages.
Reading about real people in real places has created an industry for those types of novels, and there are many novelists who have flourished in the world of Historical Fiction in Ireland.
Historical Fiction Authors
While completing my own research through the many Historical Fiction novels from different authors, I have found a good many resources that have shared tales of real events with the creative touch of fiction.
Three authors that hit a couple of lists that I found and together have woven a long list of Irish stories:
- Frank Delaney has labeled himself as an author and broadcaster. He has written more than 20 novels along with other stories. He has many awards and many best-sellers. Although all of his novels are not 100 percent Irish-based, big stories like Shannon or a series called The Celts bring life to the culture.
- Morgan Llywelyn has earned dozens of awards and written 81 novels, two to be released this year. All of her stories are centered around Ireland in some form.
- Roddy Doyle has written nine novels and a collection of stories. One of his most popular novels is A Star Called Henry is an epic love story mixed with comic and historical moments.
Ireland brings so much to writers and readers, and although we aren’t talking about the industry of photography, there are moments that can’t be found anywhere else than on the beautiful, lush island of Ireland. It may be true that the history of Ireland is as rocky and bumpy as others histories, but with the writing and stories that are told by these and other authors, the beauty of the Irish and island of Ireland are kept alive.
Miscelleana Rhinehart has read different novels surrounding Ireland and finds she enjoys the historical novels the most with real people while she writes for Long Island Jeep dealers.