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1924 - 2006

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934. His novels are The Barracks, The Dark, The Leavetaking, The Pornographer, Amongst Women and That They May Face The Rising Sun. His short story collections are Nightlines and High Ground. He wrote plays for radio, including Sinclair (1971), and for television, including Swallows (1975), and The Rockingham Shoot (1987). His stage play, The Power of Darkness, was produced by The Abbey Theatre (Dublin, 1991). He received many awards and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1990 for Amongst Women.


Play Title Playwright
The Power of Darkness John McGahern Leo Tolstoy