American novelist living in Ireland since 1987; contrib. fiction to Image,
1988; won Stand short story prize; attended Listowel Writers Week,
encoruaged by Bernard MacLaverty; The Sense of Things (Heinemann
1994), dealing with an emotionally-damaged but bighearted orphan, shortlisted
for Whitbread Prize; Memories of Snow (Sceptre 1995), 320pp. [pbk.
1996]), dealing with emotional impact of World War 2; An Awareness
of March (London: Sceptre 1997), concerning a voyeur who cannot prevent
the murder of the object of his obsession.
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Memories of Snow (London: Sceptre 1995), 320pp. [pbk. 1996]); An
Awareness of March (London: Sceptre 1997), 256pp.
Shirley Kelly, People reveal themselves slowly, interview
article, Books Ireland, May 1997, pp.119-20 [port.].
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John Dunne gives appreciative notice of An Awareness of March,
comparing it with Paul Wests Rat Man Paris, in Books Ireland (Oct. 1997), p.253.