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Bernard MacLaverty

May 16, 2013

Bernard MacLavertyBernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland. He now lives in Glasgow and is a member of Aosdana in Ireland. He has written five collections of short stories, four novels and versions of his fiction for other media – radio plays, television plays, screenplays. Recently he has written a number of libretti for short operas. His work has won many prizes – The Evening Standard Award for the Best Screenplay for ‘Cal’, his novel ‘Grace Notes’ being shortlisted for the Booker Prize and his short film ‘Bye-Child’ being nominated for a BAFTA. His ‘Collected Short Stories’ is to be published later this year.

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