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J.P. Donleavy with a couple of the younger members of his herd. Go to JPD - Farmer for more.
Celebrating 61 years of published works. For more on JPD's writing go to JPD - Author
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Programme for the Irish Arts Center production of The Ginger Man, NYC, 2000. Go to JPD - Playwright for more.
"Pocket Cradenza" - watercolour and ink circa 1960. For more see JPD - Artist
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An avid athlete, JPD excels at De Alfonce Tennis, a sport he invented, and boxing. See JPD - Sportsman for more.
To purchase books by J.P. Donleavy, go to the Buyers' Guide.
Recent news states that Johnny Depp's production company is still planning to produce a film adaptation of The Ginger Man in association with Philip Donleavy and Robert A. Mitchell.
The Lilliput Press presents a new series of e-books by J.P. Donleavy. This digital treasure trove consists of Donleavy best-sellers and re-published works too long out of print. Go to the E-books page for details.
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Film adaptations
of several

JPD titles are
in the works.

Parties interested
in learning more may
contact the Producers,
Robert A. Mitchell
and Philip Donleavy
"The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do
it alone and no one is going to make fun of you."
- J.P. Donleavy
J. P. Donleavy Performs:
"Social Climbing and Extinctions
& Mortalities" (based on
The Unexpurgated Code

JPD is in true form giving a hillarious spoken-word
performance of material inspired by The Unexpurgated Code. Download your copy today at:



Link to Compendium Audio-book Page (info on
available JPD audio books on tape and in MP3 format)

Special 60th anniversary editions of
J.P. Donleavy's classic The Ginger Man
The Lilliput Press has published a deluxe edition of the classic The Ginger Man, signed
by the author, limited to 200 numbered copies and in a fine slip case. A hardcover trade edition has also been issued. Contact Lilliput Press for orders.

The books have a forward by actor Johnny Depp, an introduction by novelist Sean O' Reilly, an illustrated essay on the "The Publishing Odyssey of The Ginger Man" by bibliographer and archivist Bill Dunn and an afterward tittled "Meeting Donleavy: A Picnic in Westmeath" by film producer Bob Mitchell. The books also include an exchange of letters between J.P. Donleavy and Arland Ussher, a selection of archival photographs of Dublin and Trinity College in the early 1950s and photos of pages from the original Ginger Man manuscript.

The Lilliput Press hosted a Ginger Man 60th anniversary book launch at the Pavilion Bar, Trinity College, Dublin on July 17th, 2015. For photos and details by JP Donleavy's archivist and event eyewitness go to The Ginger Man book launch page.

Visit the new
J.P. Donleavy Picture Gallery

See the new
Artists Depict
J.P. Donleavy

J.P. Donleavy receives the Bob Hughes
J.P. Donleavy at 90
Lifetime Acheivement Award
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, November, 2015 presented J.P. Donleavy with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Acheivement Award for his outstanding contribution to modern literature.
April 23rd - To celebrate J.P. Donleavy's 90th birthday there was a gathering of family, friends and close associates at Levington Park, Donleavy's estate near Mullingar, Ireland. In attendance were: Donleavy's son, Philip Donleavy, Bob Mitchell (co-producer of the upcoming film adaptation of The Ginger Man), Antony Farrell (Donleavy's current publisher at Lilliput Press, Dublin), Polly Feversham, Thomas Pakenham, Kirk Reynolds, Pat Weir, Owen Leech, Holgar Baehr, Desmond Guinness, Ishmael Claxton and musician Glen Hansard.
Photo © Ishmael Claxton