Paul Murray





Paul Murray

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in Dublin, Ireland
January 01, 1975

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Paul Murray is an Irish novelist. He studied English literature at Trinity College, Dublin and has written two novels: An Evening of Long Goodbyes (shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2003, and nominated for the Kerry Irish Fiction Award) and Skippy Dies (longlisted for the 2010 Booker Prize and the 2010 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic fiction).


Average rating: 3.70 · 13,692 ratings · 1,957 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Skippy Dies
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 12,925 ratings — published 2010 — 27 editions
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An Evening of Long Goodbyes
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 740 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Zimbabwe, 2nd
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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Long Story Short
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The Hail Mary
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The Mark and the Void
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The Sustainable Self: A Per...
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Absent Fountain
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Lesbian and Gay Studies
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“Life makes fools of all of us sooner or later. But keep your sense of humor and you'll at least be able to take your humiliations with some measure of grace. In the end, you know, its our own expectations that crush us.”
Paul Murray, Skippy Dies

“Gradually the awful truth dawns on you: that Santa Claus was just the tip of the iceberg - that your future will not be the rollercoaster ride you'd imagined, that the world occupied by your parents, the world of washing the dishes, going to the dentist, weekend trips to the DIY superstore to buy floor tiles, is actually largely what people mean when they speak of 'life'.”
Paul Murray, Skippy Dies

“Ignoring is what you are supposed to do with bullies, so they get bored and leave you alone. But the problem in school is that they don't get bored, because whatever else there is to do is more boring still.”
Paul Murray, Skippy Dies

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