Books and journal articles about the writings of John McGahern:
BROWN, Terence. "Redeeming the Time: John McGahern and John Banville." The Literature of Ireland: Culture and Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 225-38. ISBN 0-521-13652-0.
Donoghue, Denis, Irish Essays, Cambridge University Press 2011 (includes a chapter on McGahern.
Kiberd, Declan, Fallen Nobility: The World of John McGahern, Irish University Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, Special Issue: John McGahern (Spring - Summer, 2005), pp. 164-174, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25517247
McGahern, John, The Image, The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, Special Issue on John McGahern (Jul., 1991), p. 12, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25512847
Maher, Eamon, Circles and Circularity in the Writings of John McGahern, Nordic Irish Studies, Vol. 4, (2005), pp. 157-166, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30001526
Maher, Eamon, John McGahern: from the local to the universal, Liffey Press, 2003
Maher, Eamon, "The Church and its Spire":John McGahern and the Catholic Question, Dublin 2007.
Malcolm, David, Understanding John McGahern, University of South Carolina Press, 2007
Sampson, Denis, 'Open to the World': A Reading of John McGahern's "That They May Face the Rising Sun", Irish University Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, Special Issue: John McGahern (Spring - Summer, 2005), pp. 136-146, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25517245
Sampson, Denis, Young John McGahern: Becoming a novelist, Oxford University Publishing 2012.
van der Ziel, Stanley, The Aesthetics of Redemption: John Mc Gahern's "That They May Face the Rising Sun", Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 93, No. 372 (Winter, 2004), pp. 473-486, Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30095720
Three Days of Summer - a documentary film on McGahern
Interviewed (2004) by Hermione Lee - hosted by Lannan Foundation, includes transcript and downloadable audio file
Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature - Entry by Eamon Maher