authors' profiles: IRISH AUTHORS

One of the great symbols of Ireland is the second-generation immigrant Leopold Bloom, the fictional hero of James Joyce's Ulysses. Bloom’s father was a Hungarian Jew from Szombathely who emigrated to Ireland. The recent Polish migrants have also found their way into Irish literature. Their adventures have been described by a number of critically acclaimed authors, such as Roddy Doyle, Dermot Bolger or Meave Binchy. The following section presents the profiles of Irish writers who comment on the recent influx of Polish people into their country.