Joseph O'Connor
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Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. He has written eighteen books including the novels Cowboys and Indians, Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Ghost Light, Redemption Falls, and The Thrill of it All, several acclaimed stage plays, two collections of short stories, and hundreds of radio diaries. His novel Star of the Sea became an an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages, Italy's Premio Acerbi, and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. Among his nonfiction books is Sweet Liberty: Travels in Irish America, about a journey he made to all of the towns named 'Dublin' in the USA. He has been a Cullman Research Fellow at the New York Public Library and Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, Ireland. His latest novel Shadowplay won the Irish Novel of the Year Award 2019 and was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Costa Novel Award 2020.
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