Thomas Flanagan

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Thomas Flanagan was an American professor of English literature who specialized in Irish literature. He was also a successful novelist. Flanagan, who was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, graduated from Amherst College in 1945. He was a tenured full - Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley until his retirement. Flanagan died in 2002, at the age of 78, in Berkeley.

He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds his papers.

Genres: Historical
Non fiction
   The Irish novelists, 1800-1850 (1959)
     aka Irish Novelists, 1800-50
   There You Are (2004)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1989) : Tenants of Time