Margaret Lasch Carroll is an Assistant Professor of English at the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, New York. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland after completing her dissertation on the novels of John McGahern. She has delivered several papers on Irish and Irish-American writers at the annual conferences of the American Conference for Irish Studies and has published on various aspects of Irish Studies in Modern Irish Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook (1999), The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America (2000), The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (2005), and The Irish Literary Supplement (2007).