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Paul Lynch

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Paul Lynch

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Full Name: Paul Lynch
Born: April 9, 1977
Limerick, Province of Munster, Ireland
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: Irish


Paul Lynch is an Irish novelist known for his poetic, lyrical style and exploration of complex themes.

Lynch was born in Limerick in the south-west of Ireland in May 1977; his parents and all his family are from Limerick and other parts of County Limerick. However, when he was nine months old, his parents moved to the north of County Donegal in Ulster, the northern province in Ireland, where he was raised. They settled in the north of Inishowen, a peninsula on the northern coastline of Ulster, with Lynch spending the rest of his childhood and teenage years at Malin Head and, later, in Carndonagh. His parents moved to Inishowen because of his father's job with the then Coast and Cliff Rescue Service (CCRS), which later became, in 1991, the Irish Marine Emergency Service (IMES; now called the Irish Coast Guard). His mother was an adult literacy teacher, and Paul is the eldest child of his parents' three children.

Lynch has not lived in County Donegal since 1995. He read English and Philosophy at University College, Dublin (UCD), but did not graduate. He is a longtime resident of Dublin, where he was formerly both deputy chief sub-editor and chief film critic for The Sunday Tribune, before he turned to writing fiction. Lynch has two children and is separated from his wife.

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