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Brian Moore 1921-1999

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Born in Belfast. He emigrated to Canada in 1948 where he became a journalist. He wrote several best selling crime novels before he made the breakthrough with more serious writing. He moved to New York in 1959 and a few years later he settled down in California. Moore was a widely acclaimed writer and won many major prizes, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the W.H. Smith Award and the Heinemann Award. His books include Judith Hearne, The Feast of Lupercal, The Emperor of Ice Cream, I am Mary Dunne, The Doctor’s Wife, Catholics and Black Robe. He died and was cremated in California. In her biography of Moore, Patricia Craig tells the story of where Moore wished to be buried. He had been walking through the cemetery at Gurteen, not far from Roundstone, County Galway when he came across the grave of Bulmer Hobson, a northern nationalist. He felt this was the perfect spot to be buried. The cemetery is by the beach and very similar to the one where Muiris Ó Súilleabháin is buried. At the time of going to press, his ashes are not yet laid to rest here.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book