Prominent Irish political activist and writer who is known for his role in the Northern Irish conflict known as The Troubles. His best-known literary works include The Wrong Man, Then the Walls Came Down: A Prison Journal, and All The Dead Voices.
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).
He became secretary of Ireland's largest arts festival, Feile an Phobail.
His first marriage produced two sons. He settled with his second wife, Leslie van Slyke, in Belfast.
Folk musician Christy Moore contributed poems and stories to Morrison's book Hunger Strike.