THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

R.F. (Roy) Foster

R.F. (Roy) Foster is emeritus professor of Irish History at Oxford and at Queen Mary University of London. His many prizewinning books include Modern Ireland 1600–1972; Paddy and Mr Punch: connections in Irish and English history (Penguin, 1995); The Irish story: telling tales and making it up in Ireland (Penguin, 2001); the two-volume authorised biography of W.B. Yeats (Oxford University Press, 1998, 2005); Vivid Faces: the revolutionary generation in Ireland 1890–1923 (Penguin, 2014); and On Seamus Heaney (Princeton University Press, 2020). He is also a well-known cultural commentator and critic.

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