Bridget O'Connor

Jonathan P. A. Sell (Universidad de Alcala de Henares)
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Bridget O’Connor’s cruelly shortened writing career yielded two collections of short-stories,

Here Comes John

(1993) and

Tell Her You Love Her

(1997); six plays (two co-written) for radio and stage, among them

Becoming the Rose

(2000) and

The Flags

(2006); and three co-written screenplays, including

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

(2011). With its flair for observation, ear for dialogue, mordant humour and gritty lyricism, O’Connor’s best writing will outlast the contemporaneity it scrutinizes with such precision.

The second of five children, Bridget O’Connor was born on 18 January 1961 in Harrow, north-west London, to Irish parents, Jim and Bridie. An education at Catholic schools, where she first experimented with short story writing (Lázaro, 168); annual family holidays on Banna

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Citation: Sell, Jonathan P. A.. "Bridget O'Connor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 October 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=15114, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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