Sam Keery

Life
The Last Romantic Out of Belfast
(Belfast: Blackstaff 1984), 208pp., first novel; The Streets of Laredo (London: Jonathan Cape 1986), stories, incl. one anthologised in State of the Art, ed. Marcus (Sceptre 1992); also Lilliburlero (New Millenium 1995), 246pp., a novel.

 

Works
Stories, The Streets of Laredo (London: Jonathan Cape 1986). Novels, The Last Romantic Out of Belfast (Belfast: Blackstaff 1984), 208pp.; Lilliburlero (New Millenium 1995), 246pp. [1 85845 017 9]

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Commentary
letter to Fortnight Review (Dec. 1996) castigating Aosdana and President Robinson for bestowing the Irish Republic’s ‘highest award in the arts’ to Francis Stuart, counting himself among Irish writers who protest Stuart’s selection; cites the Polish Jewish origins of his own first wife, and professes that the proper treatment for ‘this old Irish fascist shit would be to hawk up a gob of phlegm and spit it into his face’, &c. (p.4).

Lilliburlero noticed by C[ahal] L. Dallat, Times Literary Supplement (?10 March 1995); also praised in reviews by Jon Fibbs, Fortnight Review (July-Aug. 1995) and Lucile Redmond, Books Ireland (Dec. 1995), pp.327-28.

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