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A Week in Literary History

January 25th, 2002

Irish novelist J.G. (James Gordon) Farrell (The Siege of Krishnapur, 1973) is born in Liverpool in 1935.

J.G Farrell, b. January 25, 1935, d. 1979

Farrell’s promising career was nipped in the bud when he drowned at the age of forty-four, but he had already published his very impressive Empire Trilogy by then, the second novel of which won the Booker Prize. (All three might well have.) His 1970 novel Troubles is an impossible-to-forget tale of British privilege and Irish recalcitrance.

Suggested Reading Novels Troubles, 1970. The Siege of Krishnapur, 1973. The Singapore Grip, 1978.

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