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Author photo. Scan of back cover of Penguin No.970 (pub.1954)

Scan of back cover of Penguin No.970 (pub.1954)

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Gogarty was born in Dublin and educated at the Royal University, and Trinity College, Dublin, later becoming a successful Dublin surgeon. A wit and a poet, Gogarty wrote several books. He took an active interest in Irish politics, being a senator of the Irish Free State 1922–36.
As I was Going Down Sackville Street was the cause of a successful libel action against him. In 1939 Gogarty moved permanently to the USA, where he wrote and lectured. He died in New York.
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