Birth date: 
01/23/1861
Death date: 
04/02/1931

Katharine Tynan was an Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage in 1898 to the writer and barrister Henry Albert Hinkson (1865–1919) she usually wrote under the name Katharine Tynan Hinkson (or Katharine Tynan-Hinkson or Katharine Hinkson-Tynan). Of their three children, Pamela Hinkson (1900–1982) was also known as a writer.

Biography

Tynan was born into a large farming family in Clondalkin, County Dublin, and educated at a convent school in Drogheda. Her poems were first published in 1878. She met and became friendly with the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1886. Tynan went on to play a major part in Dublin literary circles, until she married and moved to England; later she lived at Claremorris, County Mayo when her husband was a magistrate there from 1914 until 1919.

For a while, Tynan was a close associate of William Butler Yeats (who may have proposed marriage and been rejected, around 1885), and later a correspondent of Francis Ledwidge. She is said to have written over 100 novels; there were some unsurprising comments about a lack of self-criticism in her output. Her Collected Poems appeared in 1930; she also wrote five autobiographical volumes.

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Winter Sunset 31 July 2013
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Wings In The Night 31 July 2013
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Wild Geese 31 July 2013
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When You Come Home 31 July 2013
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What turned the Germans Back 31 July 2013
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What She Said 31 July 2013
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Vigil 31 July 2013
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Unhousel'd, Unanointed, Unanel'd 31 July 2013
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Unfit 31 July 2013
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Turn O' The Year 31 July 2013
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