Dermot Healy (18 July 1947 – 29 June 2014) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet, short story writer and actor. His best known fictional novels were A Goat's Song (1994), Sudden Times (1999) and Long Time, No See (2011). His best known work of poetry was A Fool's Errand (2010). He was a member of Aosdána. He was also an actor and appeared in the movies I Could Read the Sky (1999), Mapmaker (2001) and The Guard (2011). He was a member of Aosdána.
Healy was called a "master", a "Celtic Hemingway" and as "Ireland's finest living novelist". Writers to have spoken highly of him are Seamus Heaney, Eugene McCabe, Roddy Doyle, Patrick McCabe and Anne Enright.