Benedict Kiely

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Birthday
15, 1919
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 9, 2007 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1919
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 9, 2007 (87)

About

Irish writer and broadcaster who was a journalist for the Irish Independent newspaper. His many short story collections and novels include The State of Ireland: A Novella and Seven Short Stories (1981) and Dogs Enjoy the Morning (1968).

Before Fame

He was the youngest of six children and was raised in Dromore, County Tyrone, Ireland. He attended University College Dublin and National University and began his journalistic career with The Weekly Standard.

Trivia

He wrote ten novels over the course of his career. His last work, "Nothing Happens in Carmincross," was published in 1985.

Family Life

He married Maureen O'Connell in 1944. The couple had four children: Mary, Anne, John, and Emer.

Associated With

He and U2 frontman, Bono, were both born in Ireland.