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Seamus Deane

‘That was my first death. When the priest tossed the first three shovelfuls of clay on to the coffin, the clattering sound seemed to ring all over the hillside graveyard and my father's face moved sideways as if he had been struck.’

Seamus Deane

Seamus Deane was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1996 for his novel Reading in the Dark. He is also the author of five works of non-fiction including Foreign Affections: Essays on Edmund Burke (2005) and three collections of poetry including Rumours (1977). He is the editor of the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing.

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