Paul Murray





Paul Murray


Born
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: 3.71 · 20,341 ratings · 2,654 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Skippy Dies

3.72 avg rating — 17,668 ratings — published 2010 — 34 editions
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The Mark and the Void

3.64 avg rating — 1,486 ratings — published 2015 — 15 editions
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An Evening of Long Goodbyes

3.61 avg rating — 1,097 ratings — published 2003 — 12 editions
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Aquinas at Prayer: The Bibl...

4.14 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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I Loved Jesus in the Night:...

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Long Story Short

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014
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Pagans, Prostitutes and oth...

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A Fantastic Journey: the Li...

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Zimbabwe

2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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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

“Since when has love ever looked for reasons, or evidence? Why would love bow to the reality of things, when it creates a reality of its own, so much more vivid, wherein everything resonates to the key of the heart?”
Paul Murray, Skippy Dies
tags: love

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