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Reception Julia O'Faolain
JOF is a member of the Irish writers' association Aosdana .
Reception Seamus Heaney
Unusually for a poet, SH sold copies of his works in the thousands. A critical study by Blake Morrison appeared in 1982.
Fox, Margaret, and James McKinley. “Keeper of the Irish Essence”. The Globe and Mail, p. S12.
Heaney was a founding member of Aosdana , and an Honorary Fellow of...
Reception Molly Keane
The novel was an immediate critical and popular success. It was short-listed for the Booker Prize.
Breen, Mary. “Piggies and Spoilers of Girls: The Representation of Sexuality in the Novels of Molly Keane”. Sex, Nation and Dissent in Irish Writing, St Martin’s Press, pp. 202-20.
In 1982 MK received funding from the recently-launched Aosdana , a society of five hundred elected Irish writers...
Reception Mary Lavin
ML , already one of the 500 elected members of Aosdana (an Irish affiliation of creative artists set up in 1981), was chosen as one of its five members ranked as Saoi, a title conferred...
Textual Production Medbh McGuckian
MMG is a member of Aosdana , an organisation that brings together Irish artists engaged in literature, music and visual arts.
Aosdána: An Affiliation of Creative Artists in Ireland.
Wealth and Poverty Molly Keane
Money was short in those years, until an annual grant of four thousand pounds annually for five years from the Irish literary society Aosdana tided her over until her literary rediscovery began to bring her...


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