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Name: James Plunkett  
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Date of Birth: 21st May 1920
Place of Birth: Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

James Plunkett was the pen-name adopted by James Plunkett Kelly (born Dublin 21 May 1920, died Dublin 28 May 2003), an Irish writer. He was educated at the Christian Brothers School, Synge Street.

Plunkett grew up among the Dublin working class and they, along with the petty bourgeoisie and lower intelligentsia, make up the bulk of the dramatis personae of his oeuvre. His best-known works are the novel Strumpet City, set in Dublin in the years leading up to the lockout of 1913 and during the course of the strike, and the short stories in the collection The Trusting and the Maimed. His other works include a radio play on James Larkin, who figures prominently in his work.

He was a member of Aosdana.


Radio plays

  • Dublin Fusilier (March 1952),
  • Mercy (June 1953),
  • Homecoming (April 1954),
  • Big Jim (1955),
  • Farewell Harper (1956).


  • Strumpet City (1969)
  • Farewell Companions (1977)
  • The Circus Animals (1990)

Short Story Collections

  • The Trusting and the Maimed
  • Collected Short Stories

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