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Liam O’Flaherty 1896-1984

 Born on Inishmore, Aran Islands. He fought in the British Army during the First World War and was discharged after being wounded in 1917. After some years of drifting, he became a full-time writer and over the next 30 years he wrote over a dozen novels and 150 short stories. These include Insurrection, The Assassin, The Pedlar’s Revenge: Short Stories, The Black Soul, The Informer, Skerrett and Famine. He won the James Tait Black Award for The Informer. Some of his stories were made into films. He also wrote three volumes of autobiography. His remains were cremated in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

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