Why John McGahern's Amongst Women is Still a Masterpiece

Eamon Maher, Technological University Dublin
Paul Butler, Technological University Dublin

Published in RTE Brainstorm


30 years ago, John McGahern's Amongst Women was published to much critical acclaim. It won several awards, including the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Fiction Prize and the Sunday Independent/Irish Life Arts Award. It was shortlisted, along with Brian Moore's Lies of Silence, for the Booker Prize, only to lose out to A.S. Bryant's Possession.