J. P. Donleavy

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Birthday
23, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 11, 2017 (91)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1926
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 11, 2017 (91)

About

Irish-American novelist and playwright who is known for such works as The Ginger Man and A Fairy Tale of New York. The former work made the Modern Library's list of the 100 Best novels.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later moved to Ireland.

Trivia

He declared himself an atheist at the age of fourteen.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of Irish parents. He had two children with his first wife Valerie Heron. He later married Mary Wilson Price.

Associated With

He and James George Frazer both studied at Trinity College.

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