J. P. Donleavy

Novelist, playwright, essayist (1926-2017)

James Patrick "J. P." Donleavy (23 April 1926 – 11 September 2017) was an Irish-American novelist and playwright. His first novel is The Ginger Man.[1] Another novel, A Fairy Tale of New York, provided the title of the song "Fairytale of New York". He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

J. P. Donleavy (TV show After Dark March 16, 1991)

Donleavy died on 11 September 2017 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland from a stroke at the age of 91.[2]


  1. "The spice of life, by James Campbell". The Guardian. London. 26 June 2004. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  2. Gates, Anita (13 September 2017). "J.P. Donleavy, Acclaimed Author of 'The Ginger Man,' Dies at 91" – via NYTimes.com.

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