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Julia O'Faolain (Ó Faoláin)

Current Location:: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Seán Ó Faoláin and Eileen Gould
Wife of Lauro Martines
Sister of Stephen Ó Faoláin

Occupation: Novelist
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About Julia O'Faolain

Julia O'Faolain is an Irish novelist and short story writer. Her parents were Irish writers Seán Ó Faoláin and Eileen Gould.

She was educated at University College Dublin, Sapienza University of Rome, and the Sorbonne Paris. She has worked as a writer, language teacher, editor, and translator and has lived in France, Italy, and the United States. Primarily a novelist and short story writer, her No Country for Young Men was shortlisted for the 1980 Booker Prize.

She lives in Los Angeles where she is married to a historian of the Renaissance, Lauro Martines. They have one son. With her husband she co-edited Not in God's Image: Women in History from the Greeks to the Victorians (1973).


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June 6, 1932
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom