from ‘The Short Story’

Essay Issue 16, Volume 1: Autumn 2003

James Plunkett

James Plunkett was born in Dublin in 1920. His work includes the short story collections The Trusting and the Maimed and Collected Short Stories; the novels Strumpet City, Farewell Companions, and The Circus Animals; the essay collections The Gems She Wore and The Boy on the Back Wall. A member of Aosdana, he lived in Dublin and died on May 28, 2003.