Tom Mac Intyre (1931-2019)

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Tom Mac Intyre Tom Mac Intyre is an Irish poet, playwright and short story writer.

Born in Cavan in 1931, Tom Mac Intyre writes in Irish and English. He has had many plays performed by the Abbey Theatre, most notably Good Evening Mr. CollinsThe Great Hunger, Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire and What Happened Bridgie ClearyThe Gallant John-Joe, written especially for Tom Hickey, toured Ireland in 2001 and has been performed in the UK and the USA. His books of poetry include Stories of the Wandering Moon and Silenus na gCat which won the Oireachtas Prize for Poetry in 2000. He has also written two novels and several collections of short stories. 

His selected stories, The Word for Yes, are published by The Gallery Press in 1991. 

Tom Mac Intyre died in October 2019.


The Word For Yes

Tom Mac Intyre’s The Word For Yes contains stories selected from Dance the Dance (Faber and Faber, 1970) and The Harper’s Turn (Gallery Books, 1982) as well as a number of more recent stories.

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Recent Gallery Press Titles

Aidan Carl MatthewsAidan Carl Mathews was born in 1956 and educated at UCD, TCD, and Stanford University. He has published three collections of poetry, WindfallsMinding Ruth (Gallery, 1983) and According to the Small Hours (1998). He has published short stories: Adventures in a Bathyscope (which was shortlisted for the GPA Award), Lipstick on the Host and Charlie Chaplin's Wishbone (2016, Lilliput) and a novel, Muesli at Midnight. Other awards include an Irish Times Award, Patrick Kavanagh Award, Macauley Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Award.

His plays include Exit/Entrance (Gallery 1990), The Diamond BodyThe Antigone, a new version of The House of Bernarda Alba and Communion (2003). He edited Immediate ManCuimhní ar Chearbhall Ó Dálaigh. He works as a radio drama producer in RTE.

Aidan Carl Mathews Titles

Minding Ruth

Aidan Mathews’ first volume Windfalls, distinguished in itself, gave promise for the future. Minding Ruth fulfils, if it does not indeed go beyond the expectations roused by that first volume. — Seamus Deane

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