Eilís Dillon

Chronological List of Published Works
What follows is a chronologically ordered list of Eilís Dillon's works. This list will be useful to researchers (particularly when we get it right), but more palatable versions of the same information, broken down by category and linked to further illustrated pages can be found elsewhere on this site.

This list contains (or should contain) eight novels, three detective stories and thirty-eight books for young people. There are also two plays, an autobiographical history, a translation and some editions. Unpublished works are not listed, although this may be done in future versions of the site.

An Choill Bheo
Dublin, Government Publication Sale Office, 1948

Midsummer Magic
London, Macmillan, 1950

Oscar agus an Cóiste sé nEasóg
Dublin, Government Publication Sale Office, 1952

The Lost Island
London, Faber, 1952;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1954

The San Sebastian
London, Faber, 1953;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1954;
Dublin, Poolbeg, 1996

Death at Crane's Court
London, Faber, 1953;
New York, Walker, 1963

Sent to his Account
London, Faber, 1954;
New York, Walker, 1969

Ceol na Coille
Dublin, Government Publication Sale Office, 1955

The House on the Shore
London, Faber, 1955;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1956;
Beaver Books (Hamlyn), 1977

The Wild Little House
London, Faber, 1955;
New York, Criterion, 1957

The Island of Horses
London, Faber, 1956;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1957;
Fabers pbk, c.1990.

Death in the Quadrangle
London, Faber, 1956;
New York, Walker, 1968

Plover Hill
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1957

Aunt Bedelia's Cats
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1958

The Bitter Glass
London, Faber, 1958;
New York, Appleton Century Crofts, 1959
Dublin, Ward River Press, 1981
Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 1987

The Singing Cave
London, Faber, 1959;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1960

The Head of the Family
London, Faber, 1960

Bold John Henebry
London, Faber, 1960

Manna (radio play)
Produced 1960

The Fort of Gold
London, Faber, 1961;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1961

King Big-Ears
London, Faber, 1961;
New York, Norton, 1963

A Pony and Trap
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1962

The Cats' Opera
London, Faber, 1962;
Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill, 1963

The Coriander
London, Faber, 1963;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1964

A Family of Foxes
London, Faber, 1964;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1965

The Sea Wall
London, Faber, 1965;
New York, Farrar Straus, 1965

The Lion Cub
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1966;
New York, Duell, 1967

The Road to Dunmore
London, Faber, 1966

A Page of History (stage play)
Produced 1966 (Dublin)

The Cruise of the Santa Maria
London, Faber, 1967;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1967;
Dublin, O'Brien Press, 1991

The Key
London, Faber, 1967

Two Stories: The Road to Dunmore and The Key
New York, Meredith Press, 1968

The Seals
London, Faber, 1968;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1969

Under the Orange Grove
London, Faber, 1968;
New York, Meredith Press, 1969

A Herd of Deer
London, Faber, 1969;
New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1970

The Wise Man on the Mountain
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1969;
New York, Atheneum, 1970

The Voyage of Mael Duin
London, Faber, 1969

The King's Room
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1970

Translator: The Lament for Arthur O'Leary
from the 18th-century Irish of Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill

first published in the Irish University Review, Spring 1971
partially reprinted in The Faber Book of Irish Verse,
partially reprinted in The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978),
and reproduced in full in The Lamentation of the Dead,
the inaugural lecture by Peter Levi, Oxford Professor of Poetry,
published by Anvil Press Poetry.

The Five Hundred
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1972;
Dublin, O'Brien Press, XXXX

Across the Bitter Sea
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1973;
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1974

Living in Imperial Rome
(in America: Rome under the Emperors)

London, Faber, 1974;
Nashville, Nelson, 1975
Dublin, O'Brien Press, 19XX

Editor: The Hamish Hamilton Book of Wise Animals
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1975

The Shadow of Vesuvius
New York, Nelson, 1977;
London, Faber, 1978

Blood Relations
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1978;
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978

Wild Geese
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1980;
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1981

Inside Ireland
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1982;
New York, Beaufort, 1984

Down in the World
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1983

Citizen Burke
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1984

The Horse-Fancier
London, Macmillan, 1985

Editor (with others): The Lucky Bag: Classic Irish Children's Stories
Dublin, O'Brien Press, 1985

The Seekers
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986
Paperback edition by Poolbeg Press, Dublin, 1991

The Interloper
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1987

The Island of Ghosts
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1989;
London, Faber, 1990 (paperback edition 1991)
WINNER OF THE BISTO BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, 1990

Children of Bach
New York, Scribner, 1992;
London, Faber, 1993

Editor: Modern Irish Literature: Sources and Founders, by Vivian Mercier
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994

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