Bernard MacLaverty


Born
in Belfast , Ireland
September 14, 1942

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Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast (14.9.42) and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and, for two years in the mid eighties, Writer-in-Residence at the University of Aberdeen.

After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland and is Visiting Writer/Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

Currently he is employed as a teacher of creative writing on a postgraduate course in prose fiction run by the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

He has published five collections of short stories an
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“What was love but a lifetime of conversations. And silences. Knowing when to be silent. Above all, knowing when to laugh.”
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“Every time I open my glasses case nowadays,’ he said. ‘I am pleasantly surprised to find my glasses.”
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“The heart never taking a break. The bowels never taking a nap. When it stopped, that was the day it was all over.”
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