Benedict Kiely 1919–
Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, and journalist.
A deep sense of Ireland pervades Kiely's fiction. In addition to the seanachie's gift for a good nostalgic story, Kiely presents the dilemma of a divided Ireland with complexity and sophistication.
(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1-4, rev. ed. and Contemporary authors New Revision Series, Vol. 2.)