Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary in 1942.
A prolific author of history, biography, and fiction, his fiction includes The Sins of the Mothers (London, HarperCollins 1992); Telling the Pictures (HarperCollins 1993); A Stranger in Their Midst (HarperCollins 1995); The Amethysts (HarperCollins 1997); My Dark Rosaleen (London, Hutchinson, 1998); Desire and Pursuit (HarperCollins 1998); Pearl (HarperCollins, 1999); At Ruby’s, (HarperCollins, 2001); Bell Walk (Harper Collins, 2003); Ireland : A Novel (New York, Time Warner Books, 2004); Tipperary: A Novel (Random House, 2007); Shannon: A Novel (New York, Random House, 2009); Venetia Kelly’s Travelling Show (Random House, 2010); and The Matchmaker of Kenmare (Random House, 2011).
His non-fiction includes James Joyce’s Odyssey: A Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982/London, Granada 1983); Benjamin Country (London, Hodder and Stoughton/ John Murray, 1983); The Celts (London, Hodder & Stoughton 1986/ Boston, Little, Brown, 1986); A Walk in the Dark Ages (1988); Legends of the Celts (Harper Collins, 2008); A Walk to the Western Isles: After Boswell and Johnson (London, HarperCollins, 1993); Simple Courage (Random House, 2006).
He has also written for radio, TV and theatre.
He lived in Kent, Connecticut, where he died in 2017.
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