I teach American Literature but occasionally branch out, especially if an author is Irish. I’ve had John McGahern recommended to me, especially Amongst Women.
I’d appreciate hearing from those who are familiar with his work.
As for me, you can see from my handle that I’m a Cormac McCarthy fan (much of my dissertation was on Blood Meridian). I also enjoy Flannery O’Connor, Graham Greene, the later Raymond Carver, Louise Gluck…