Nina Fitzpatrick

Life
[pseud. of Nina Wotiszek]; issued of Tales of the Irish Intelligentsia (London: Fourth Estate 1991; rep. 1991), co-authored with her partner Pat Sheeran (UCG), which won the Irish Times Award, withdrawn when the identity of the author was questioned; also The Loves of Faustyna (1994; pb. Fourth Estate 1995), by Witiszek, set in Poland during the fall-of-the-wall period. (See Books Ireland Review, Sept. 1994); Fables of the Irish Intelligentsia was filmed as Talking to the Dead (2000), narrated by Sheeran and dir. Pat Collins, the film explores ‘the obsessive hold that the dead have on the living in this country’ (Sheeran).

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Works
Nina Witiszek, The Theatre of Recollection: A Cultural Study of the Modern Dramatic Tradition in Ireland and Poland ( Stockholm: University of Stockholm Press 1988) [incl. comments on Thomas Kilroy et al.]; [with Patrick Sheeran as Nina Fitzpatrick,] Tales of the Irish Intelligentsia (London: Fourth Estate 1991), 140pp.; with Patrick Sheeran, ‘The Traditional of Vernacular Hatred’, in Geert Lernout, ed., The Crows Behind the Plough: History and Violence in Anglo-Irish Poetry and Drama (Amsterdam: Rodopi 1991), pp.11-27.

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