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Paul Murray


Ireland (b.1975)

PAUL MURRAY was born in 1975. He studied English literature it Trinity College, Dublin, and took a master's degree in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. A former bookseller, Murray lives in Dublin. An Evening of Long Goodbyes, his first novel, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, and earned Murray a nomination for the Kerry Irish Fiction Award.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   An Evening of Long Goodbyes (2003)
   Skippy Dies (2010)
   The Mark and the Void (2015)
   The Bee Sting (2023)
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The End of Nightwork (2023)
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Teen Couple Have Fun Outdoors (2022)
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"Laugh-out-loud funny - a beguiling debut by a writer of great charm."

Anthologies containing stories by Paul Murray
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Dubliners 100 (2014)
edited by
Thomas Morris
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One For The Trouble (2011)
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edited by
Patrick Neate

Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel nominee (2003) : An Evening of Long Goodbyes
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2010) : Skippy Dies
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2010) : Skippy Dies
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2010) : Skippy Dies
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel winner (2016) : The Mark and the Void


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