Alison Dye

Life
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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Works
Memories of Snow
(London: Sceptre 1995), 320pp. [pbk. 1996]); An Awareness of March (London: Sceptre 1997), 256pp.

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Criticism
Shirley Kelly, ‘People reveal themselves slowly’, interview article, Books Ireland, May 1997, pp.119-20 [port.].

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Commentary
John Dunne gives appreciative notice of An Awareness of March, comparing it with Paul West’s Rat Man Paris, in Books Ireland (Oct. 1997), p.253.

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