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J G Farrell


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J. G. Farrell was born with a caul, long considered a sign of good fortune. Academically and athletically gifted, Farrell grew up in England and Ireland. In 1956, during his first term at Oxford, he suffered what seemed a minor injury on the rugby pitch. Within days, however, he was diagnosed with polio, which nearly killed him and left him permanently weakened.

Genres: Historical
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1973) : The Siege of Krishnapur