25 Jan—31 March 2020
Arising from a generous donation by Jennifer Johnston in 2019, we are delighted to present an exhibition about Jennifer, in partnership with her family to celebrate her 90th birthday in January 2020. Last year Jennifer donated her writing desk and nearly 2,000 of her books to dlr Libraries. Her book collection includes numerous translations of her novels, signed gifts received by many fellow writers, dramatists and artists and a large collection of her own books. Jennifer donated her archive to Trinity College Dublin which also houses the archive of her father Denis Johnston. The LexIcon collection has now been catalogued and this exhibition showcases aspects of the life and work of this remarkable writer.