Julia O'Faolain

(b. 1932)

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(1932– ),

novelist and historian, daughter of S. O'Faolaáin, born in London but brought up in Dublin. Her fiction includes a collection of short stories and eight novels, among which are Women in the Wall (1975), set in 6th‐cent. Gaul and examining the phenomenon of nuns voluntarily immuring themselves; No Country for Young Men (1980), about history's difficult legacy in contemporary Ireland's private and public life; The Obedient Wife (1982); The Irish Signorina (1984); and The Judas Cloth (1992), a sweeping saga reconstructing the controversial career of the 19th‐cent. pope Pius IX.

Subjects: Literature.

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