works by IRISH AUTHORS
The following bibliography lists works by Irish writers that tackle the topic of the recent migration of Polish people to the Republic of Ireland. It is divided into three sections: prose, poetry and drama texts. The novels and plays feature Polish characters, usually young migrants, who have come to Ireland since 2004 and make an attempt to settle down in the new place. Among them, there were also Kinga Olszewska and Kinga Cybulska, two poets whose works were included in the poetry collection Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland edited by Eva Bourke and Borbala Farago. With a large number of Polish people coming to Western Europe, it has also become popular for the local writers to publish memoirs about their stay in Poland. One of these authors is Tom Galvin, who used to work in the 1990s as a teacher in a small town, Mińsk Mazowiecki. More diaries by foreign people living in Poland can be found in the section Works by British Authors.
THE POST-ACCESSION MIGRATION OF POLES TO IRELAND
Binchy, Chris. Open-handed. London: Penguin Books, 2009.
Binchy, Meave. Heart and Soul. London: Orion, 2008.
Doyle, Roddy. The Bandstand. Dublin [in:] Metro Eirean, 2008.
Doyle, Roddy. The Deportees. London: Vintage Books, 2008.
Keyes, Marian. The Brightest Star in the Sky. London: Penguin Books, 2009.
Liddy, Colm. “The bride is crying in a toilet cubicle” [in:] 40 Fights Between Husbands and Wives. Dublin: Penguin Ireland, 2009.
In the following novels, the presence of Polish migrants in Ireland is mentioned but it marginal to the main topic of the book:
Cunningham, Peter. Capital Sins. Dublin: New Island, 2010.
Ryan, Donal. The Thing About December. Dublin: Doubleday Ireland, 2014.
Bourke, Eva and Farago, Borbala (ed.). Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland. Dublin: The Dedalus Press, 2010.
Bolger, Dermot. The Ballymun Trilogy. Dublin: New Island, 2010.
Meade, Paul. Mushroom. Dublin: Civic Theatre, 2007.
THE IRISH IN POLAND
Galvin, Tom. There's an Egg in my Soup ... and other adventures of an Irishman in Poland. Dublin: The O'Brien Press, 2007.
- Compiled by Joanna Kosmalska