Johnston, Denis (1901-1984), writer and broadcaster

Amanda McKittrick Ros Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

Amanda McKittrick Ross (1860-1939) was born in Drumaness, Co Down. She published her first novel "Irene Iddesleigh" at her own expense in 1898. She proved to be a prolific novelist and poet. Despite not being read very widely her eccentric writing style was famed amongst critics and admirers as creating some of the worst prose and poetry ever written. Her novel Irene Iddesleigh was published by No ...

Special Collections

Ulster University, Coleraine

The Special Collections at the University of Ulster at Coleraine are held separate from the main collection. The collections include Henry Davis gift of early printed books and fine bindings, Headlam-Morley Collection of World War I and the Peace Treaty, Henry Morris Collection of Irish literature, language, history and folklore, Irish Collection, Denis Johnston Collection, Francis Stuart Collecti ...

Denis Johnston Collection

Ulster University, Coleraine

Denis Johnston (1901-1984) was a playwright born in Dublin, educated in Dublin, Edinburgh and Cambridge, where he studied law. He practised law for ten years. In his life time he was primarily a playwright but also a director, war correspondent, broadcaster and later Director of Programmes at the BBC. Johnston gave the University of Ulster a collection of his papers, manuscripts and typescripts, i ...