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Paul Murray (author)

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Occupation  Writer
Name  Paul Murray
Genre  Comic fiction

Period  2003–present
Nationality  Irish
Role  Novelist
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Education  Blackrock College, Trinity College, Dublin
Nominations  Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction, Costa Novel Award
Books  Skippy Dies, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, Methil No More!

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Paul Murray (born 1975) is an Irish novelist, the author of the novels An Evening of Long Goodbyes, Skippy Dies and The Mark and the Void.


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Murray was born in Dublin in 1975, the son of a professor of Anglo-Irish Drama at University College Dublin and a teacher. Murray attended Blackrock College in south Dublin, an experience that would later provide the basis for the school in Skippy Dies. He studied English literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and subsequently completed his master's in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. He also spent time in Barcelona as an English teacher, a time he did not enjoy, describing it as "a brief and unhappy stint teaching English to a Catalan businessman, who pointed out many faults in my grammar I had not known about hitherto". He describes Gravity's Rainbow as a very influential book to him.


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Murray has written three novels: his first, An Evening of Long Goodbyes, was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Prize in 2003 and nominated for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. His second novel Skippy Dies was longlisted for the 2010 Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. It was also #3 on Time magazine's top ten works of fiction from 2010. His latest novel, The Mark and the Void, was one of Time's top ten best fiction books for 2015, and joint winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize in 2016.

List of works

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  • An Evening of Long Goodbyes (2003)
  • Skippy Dies (2010)
  • The Mark and the Void (2015)

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