Gene Kerrigan

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Gene Kerrigan is an Irish journalist and novelist who grew up in Cabra in Dublin. His works include political commentary on Ireland since the 1970s in such publications as Magill magazine and the Sunday Independent newspaper. He has also written about Ireland for International Socialism magazine.[1]

His book The Rage won the 2012 Gold Dagger for the best crime novel of the year.[2] Marilyn Stasio, in a 2014 review of Dark Times in the City, comments that Kerrigan "writes with a grim elegance".[3]

List of works[edit]

  • Kerrigan, Gene (1984). Round Up the Usual Suspects: Nicky Kelly & the Cosgrave Coalition. Dublin: Magill Publications. ISBN 0-9507659-2-9. with Derek Dunne
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1990). Nothing But the Truth. Dublin: Tomar Publishing. ISBN 1-871793-06-8.
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1992). Goodbye to All That: A Souvenir of the Haughey Era. Dublin: Blackwater Press. ISBN 0-86121-374-2. with Derek Speirs
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1993). Police Interrogation Endangers the Innocent, Chapter 1: The Anatomy of an Interrogation. Dublin: Irish Council for Civil Liberties. ISBN 0-9515425-2-4.
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1995). Hard Cases: True Stories of Crime and Punishment. Virgin Books. ISBN 0-86369-890-5.
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1995). Hard Cases: True Stories of Crime and Punishment. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-3862-3.
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1998). Another Country: Growing Up in 50's Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-2745-1.
  • Kerrigan, Gene (1999). This Great Little Nation: The A-Z of Irish Scandals and Controversies. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-2937-3. with Pat Brennan
  • Kerrigan, Gene (2002). Never Make a Promise You Can't Break: How to Succeed in Irish Politics. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-3459-8.


2010 Irish Independent Crime Fiction Award for Dark Times in the City.

2012 CWA Gold Dagger Award for The Rage.


  1. ^ Ireland: A Special Survey International Socialism, October 1976 (with Des Derwin, John Goodwillie, & Brian Trench).
  2. ^ Flood, Alison (18 October 2012). "Irish author Gene Kerrigan wins Gold Dagger for crime novel of the year". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (3 January 2014). "You Wouldn't Want to Live There: USA Noir, and More". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  4. ^ Kerrigan's Ricorso database entry. Retrieved: 2010-10-01

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