Martin Dillon

Life
Belfast journalism and writer on the Troubles, called the ‘greatest living authority’ by Conor Cruise O’Brien; Dirty War (London 1990); The Shankhill Butchers, A Case Study of Mass Murder (London: Hutchinson 1989), ill.; also fiction, The Serpent’s Tail (Cohen 1995), 325pp.; with Richard Cohen, The Island (q.pub 1995), story of SAS-inspired sting in IRA, based on true events; won Cannes award as film script, 1993; God and the Gun: The Church and Irish Terrorism (London: Orion 1997), 244pp.

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Criticism
Danny Morrison, ‘Dillon’s Wonderland’, scathing review of The Serpent’s Tail (Richard Cohen Books 1995), in Fortnight Review, Jan. 1996, p.35.

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