Linda Anderson

Criticism

Life
1949- [L. A. Anderson]; b. Belfast, to working-class Protestant family; grad. QUB (French & Philosophy) and postgraduate (DipEd.); participated in Civil Rights Movment, 1968; moved to England and settled in London, working as teacher and in other jobs, 1972; issued To Stay Alive (1984), and Cuckoo (1988), novels dealing with relationships and social responsibility; also Charmed Lives, a play, winning the London Writer’s Competition, 1988; appt. Head of Creative Writing, Lancaster University. ATT DIL

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Criticism
Linden Peach, The Contemporary Irish Novel: Critical Readings (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2004), espec. Chap. 3 : ‘Secret Hauntings’ [on To Stay Alive, and works by other writers].

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Works
Fiction , To Stay Alive (London: Bodley Head 1984/London: Futura 1985/Dingle: Brandon 1988), and Do. [in America] as We Canít All be Heroes, You Know (New Haven: Ticknor & Fields 1985); Cuckoo (London: Bodley Head 1985/Dingle: Brandon Press 1988).

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References
Extracts in Ailbhe Smyth , Wildish Things: Anthology of Women’s Poems (Dublin: Attic 1989); Katie Donovan, A.N. Jeffares & Brendan Kennelly, eds., Ireland’s Women (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1994).

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