Donleavy with a couple of the younger members of his herd. Go to JPD
- Farmer for more.
61 years of published works. For more on JPD's writing go to JPD
online reference for all things J.P. Donleavy: books, plays, art, video, audio,
biographical information and related miscellany, sans spam, logins,
animated ads and other such annoyances of eejits.
for the Irish Arts Center production of The Ginger Man, NYC, 2000.
Go to JPD - Playwright for more.
Cradenza" - watercolour and ink circa 1960. For more see JPD
avid athlete, JPD excels at De Alfonce Tennis, a sport he invented, and boxing.
See JPD - Sportsman for more.
news states that Johnny Depp's production company is still planning to produce
a film adaptation of The Ginger Man in
association with Philip Donleavy and Robert A. Mitchell.
Lilliput Press presents a new series of e-books by J.P. Donleavy. This digital
treasure trove consists of Donleavy best-sellers and re-published works too
long out of print. Go to the E-books page for details.
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difference between sex and death is that with death you can do
it alone and no one is going to make fun of you." -
P. Donleavy Performs:
"Social Climbing and Extinctions
& Mortalities" (based on
The Unexpurgated Code)
Special 60th anniversary editions of
J.P. Donleavy's classic The Ginger Man
has published a deluxe edition of the classic The Ginger Man, signed
by the author, limited to 200 numbered copies and in a fine slip case. A hardcover
trade edition has also been issued. Contact
Lilliput Press for orders.
The books have a forward
by actor Johnny Depp, an introduction by novelist Sean O' Reilly, an illustrated
essay on the "The Publishing Odyssey of The Ginger Man"
by bibliographer and archivist Bill Dunn and an afterward tittled "Meeting
Donleavy: A Picnic in Westmeath" by film producer Bob Mitchell. The books
also include an exchange of letters between J.P. Donleavy and Arland Ussher,
a selection of archival photographs of Dublin and Trinity College in the early
1950s and photos of pages from the original Ginger Man manuscript.
The Lilliput Press
hosted a Ginger Man 60th anniversary book launch at the Pavilion
Bar, Trinity College, Dublin on July 17th, 2015. For photos and details by
JP Donleavy's archivist and event eyewitness go to The
Ginger Man book launch
Donleavy receives the Bob Hughes
Donleavy at 90
Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, November, 2015 presented J.P. Donleavy
with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Acheivement Award for his outstanding contribution
to modern literature.
23rd - To celebrate J.P. Donleavy's 90th birthday there was a gathering of family,
friends and close associates at Levington Park, Donleavy's estate near Mullingar,
Ireland. In attendance were: Donleavy's son, Philip Donleavy, Bob Mitchell (co-producer
of the upcoming film adaptation of The Ginger Man), Antony Farrell
(Donleavy's current publisher at
Lilliput Press, Dublin), Polly Feversham, Thomas Pakenham, Kirk Reynolds,
Pat Weir, Owen Leech, Holgar Baehr, Desmond Guinness,Ishmael Claxton and musician