Jack Harte


Jack Harte

Jack Harte at Easkey


Jack Harte was born in Killeenduff, County Sligo, grew up in Lanesboro, County Longford, and now lives in Dublin. Much of Harte’s fiction is inspired by and set in his native Sligo. His short story collection, ‘From Under Gogol’s Nose’, has been translated into Hindi, Bulgarian, and Russian. His novel, ‘In the wake of the Bagger’, was commissioned by Sligo County Council, the first literary work to be commissioned under the Irish Government’s Per Cent for Art scheme - it was selected as one of the ‘101 Irish Books you Must Read’ (Des Kenny’s guidebook) - it was also translated and published in Bulgaria. Such has been his popularity in Bulgaria that his second novel, ‘Reflections in a Tar-Barrel’ was published in translation there a year before it appeared in English. His most recent book, ‘Unravelling the Spiral’, is about the art and life of his friend, cousin, and neighbour from Killeenduff, the sculptor, Fred Conlon. His many jobs include bog labourer, dock worker, bus conductor, civil servant, teacher, and school principal. He founded the Irish Writers’ Union and the Irish Writers’ Centre in 1987 - and returned to the Board as Chairman in 2009 when the Writers’ Centre was threatened with closure.

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