1937-1989; b. Dublin; plays include Do Thrushes Sing in Birmingham?
(Abbey 1963); Soldier (Peacock 1969); Strange Dreams Unending (RTE 1973); novels include Shell, Sea Shell (1982), opening
bombing of Rotterdam by Germans; Tenebrae: A Passion (1985), regarded
by some as a stylistic tour de force; also The Pale Moon of Morning (1995), concerning Timothy, a 14 yr.-old orphan taken in by the Phibbs,
faded Anglo-Irish gentry, on death of his parents in 1930 and visited
by an athletic German youth in Nazi days, and with homosexuality and swimming
parties, culminating in a murder; d. reputedly of AIDS. DIW.
Plays, Do Thrushes Sing in Birmingham? (Abbey 1963); Soldier
(Peacock 1969); Strange Dreams Unending (RTE 1973).
Novels , Shell, Sea Shell (Dublin:
Wolfhound Press 1982), and Tenebrae: A Passion (1985); The Pale
Moon of Morning (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 1995), 219pp.
Ulick OConnor writes of his favourite summer books: every
year I take Liam Lynchs Seashell Seashell, and wonder when
he will be recognised as the writer of genius that he is. (Sunday Independent,
6 July 1997.)