Joseph O'Connor


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in Dublin, Ireland
September 20, 1963

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Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. He is the author of the novels Cowboys and Indians (short-listed for the Whitbread Prize), Desperadoes , The Salesman , Inishowen , Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls , as well as a number of bestselling works of non-fiction.

He was recently voted ‘Irish Writer of the Decade’ by the readers of Hot Press magazine. He broadcasts a popular weekly radio diary on RTE’s Drivetime With Mary Wilson and writes regularly for The Guardian Review and The Sunday Independent. In 2009 he was the Harman Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Baruch College, the City University of New York.
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Average rating: 3.74 · 17,845 ratings · 1,745 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
Star of the Sea

3.86 avg rating — 8,842 ratings — published 2005 — 64 editions
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Ghost Light

3.48 avg rating — 1,472 ratings — published 2010 — 32 editions
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Shadowplay

3.91 avg rating — 1,535 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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Redemption Falls

3.49 avg rating — 994 ratings — published 2007 — 29 editions
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The Salesman

3.90 avg rating — 717 ratings — published 1998 — 28 editions
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3.40 avg rating — 743 ratings — published 2001 — 25 editions
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Inishowen

3.67 avg rating — 570 ratings — published 2000 — 14 editions
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The Thrill of It All

3.72 avg rating — 582 ratings — published 2014 — 18 editions
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Desperadoes

3.56 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Cowboys & Indians

3.50 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1991 — 14 editions
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“Love and freedom are such hideous words. So many cruelties have been done in their name.”
Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea

“It is not a matter of ends justifying means: but of the creation of new means and new ends.”
Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea

“Everything is in the way the material is composed.”
Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea

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