Patrick McGinley

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Patrick McGinley (born 1937) is an Irish novelist, born in Glencolumbkille, Ireland.

After teaching in Ireland, McGinley moved to England where he pursued a career as a publisher and author. Among his strongest literary influences is his Irish predecessor, author Flann O'Brien, who McGinley emulates most noticeably in his novel The Devil's Diary.[1]


McGinley's novels include:

  • Bogmail (1978)
  • Foxprints (1982)
  • Goosefoot (1983)
  • Foggage (1983)
  • The Trick of the Ga Bolga (1986)
  • The Red Men (1987)
  • The Devil's Diary (1988)
  • The Lost Soldier's Song (1994)


  1. ^ Shea, Thomas F. "Patrick McGinley's Impressions of Flann O'Brien: The Devil's Diary and At Swim-Two-Birds." Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Summer, 1994), pp. 272-281.

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