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Glenn Patterson

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Glenn Patterson was born in Belfast and educated there and at the University of East Anglia where he studied for an MA in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter. He is the author of eight novels and two works of non-fiction. His plays and stories have been broadcast on Radio 3 and Radio 4 and articles and essays have appeared in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Independent, Irish Times, Dublin Review. Before coming to Queen's as writer-in-residence (1994) he was Creative Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia and writer-in-residence at University College Cork. He has also presented numerous television documentaries and an arts review series for RTE. A film, Good Vibrations, co-written with Colin Carberry is due for cinema release in 2013. In 2008 he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is a member of Aosdana.
   Burning Your Own (1988)
   Fat Lad (1992)
   Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain (1995)
   The International (1999)
   Number 5 (2003)
   That Which Was (2004)
   The Third Party (2007)
   Once Upon a Hill (2008)
   The Mill for Grinding Old People Young (2012)
   The Rest Just Follows (2014)
   Gull (2016)
   Where Are We Now? (2020)
Non fiction
   Lapsed Protestant (2006)
   Here's Me Here (2015)
   Backstop Land (2019)
   The Last Irish Question (2021)
Omnibus editions
   Two Summers (2023)
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (1988) : Burning Your Own

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