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. Brendans 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 familys
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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Kelly meets Paul Tullio, in Books Ireland (May 1998), pp.121-22.