The literary world is in mourning after the passing of author JP Donleavy, author of The Ginger Man, who passed away on Monday in Mullingar, Co Westmeath aged 91.
Listen: JP Donleavy remembered, by his friend and publisher Antony Farrell:
A renowned raconteur and storyteller, Donleavy made many memorable appearances on RTÉ over the years - in 2014, the RTÉ Book Show went to visit him at Levington - his house just outside Mullingar - where he discussed his love of boxing, friendship with Brendan Behan and his long career as a writer with Sinead Gleeson. Listen to the RTÉ Book Show interview below:
— John Kelly tweets (@johnkellytweets) September 14, 2017
Very sorry to hear of the death of JP Donleavy. A man of great talent, wit and charm.
Donleavy by Ballagh, 2006 pic.twitter.com/bZoGk3UL6f— Páḋraic E. Moore (@M0REM00REM0RE) September 14, 2017