Jennifer Johnston

Standard Name: Johnston, Jennifer
Birth Name: Jennifer Prudence Johnston
Married Name: Jennifer Prudence Smyth
Married Name: Jennifer Prudence Gilliland
JJ , a twentieth-century Irish novelist and playwright, often focuses on Irish historical and political themes in the fourteen novels she had published by 2007.
Moloney, Caitriona et al. Irish Women Writers Speak Out: Voices From the Field. Syracuse University Press.
She writes about coming-of-age themes, issues of loyalty and treachery, family relationships, and friendship, especially friendship between young men that involves class divides or national loyalties. Critic Caitriona Moloney observes that her works refuse closure.
Moloney, Caitriona et al. Irish Women Writers Speak Out: Voices From the Field. Syracuse University Press.


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Reception Julia Kristeva
In the early twenty-first century JK continues to generate a continuous flow of critical comment. She claims a place in women's international literary history as a creator of paradigms applied to other texts. Heather Ingman
Textual Production Shelagh Delaney
SD adapted a novel by Jennifer Johnston for the movie The Railway Station Man. She was also screenwriter for the film version of Jean Rhys 's Wide Sargasso Sea directed by John Duigan .
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
“Wide Sargasso Sea”. The New York Times: Movies.
Textual Production Anne Enright
The novel Finbar's Hotel was published as a collaboration between Dermot Bolger (who launched the idea), AE , Jennifer Johnston , Roddy Doyle , Hugo Hamilton , Joseph O'Connor and Colm Tóibín .
Bracken, Claire, and Susan Cahill, editors. “Introduction”. Anne Enright, Irish Academic Press, pp. 1-12.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
4928 (26 September 1997): 23
Textual Production Medbh McGuckian
A collection of MMG 's personal and literary papers, Medbh McGuckian Papers, 1969-1994 is housed among manuscript sources for women's history among the Special Collections of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University in...


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Johnston, Jennifer. Fool’s Sanctuary. Hamish Hamilton, 1987.
Johnston, Jennifer. Grace and Truth. Review, 2005.
Johnston, Jennifer. How Many Miles to Babylon?. Hamish Hamilton, 1974.
Johnston, Jennifer. Shadows on Our Skin. Hamish Hamilton, 1977.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Captains and the Kings. Hamish Hamilton, 1972.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Christmas Tree. Hamish Hamilton, 1981.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Desert Lullaby. Lagan Press, 1996.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Gates. Hamish Hamilton, 1973.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Gingerbread Woman. Review, 2000.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Illusionist. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Invisible Worm. Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Nightingale and not the Lark. Samuel French, 1980.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Old Jest. Hamish Hamilton, 1979.
Johnston, Jennifer. The Railway Station Man. Hamish Hamilton, 1984.
Johnston, Jennifer. This Is Not a Novel. Review, 2002.
Johnston, Jennifer. Three Monologues. Lagan Press, 1995.
Johnston, Jennifer. Two Moons. Review, 1998.