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Happy St. Patrick's Day: Celebrating Great Irish Writers (PHOTOS, POLL)

05/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Though Ireland is a small country, it has had a huge impact on the English-speaking world over the course of its history. Some of the greatest English-language authors both classic and contemporary have come from the Emerald Isle, and we wanted to take a moment to pay them tribute on this festive day! From James Joyce to Colm Toibin, these are some of the greatest Irish authors for you to consider this St. Patrick's Day.

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