Paul Tullio

Life
1949- ; b. Scotland; son of successful Italian immigrant who moved to Dublin in 1962 and opened Wicklow St. Wimpy bar, residing in Trimleston House, Merrion Rd.; ed. Downside (Worcestershire); ran family business; started law at TCD, and changed to Philosophy and Psychology after a year; employed at IQ testing in St. Brendan’s Asylum for the Criminal Insane; created own job as cattle agent, translating for Italians at the Burlington Hotel; death of father, 1976; return of mother to Ireland; sold family’s three restaurants; settled at Annamoe; opened commercially unsuccessful restaurant; North of Naples, South of Rome (Dublin: Lilliput; London: Hamish Hamilton 1994), panned in the Sunday Times but best-seller in Ireland, where it was developed into a TV series; an email novel, Mushroom.man (1998).

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Criticism
‘Shirley Kelly meets Paul Tullio’, in Books Ireland (May 1998), pp.121-22.

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