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1911 - 1966

Flann O'Brien was the pseudonym of Brian O'Nolan (in Irish Brian Ó Nualláin). Born in Strabane, Co. Tyrone in 1911, he graduated from UCD before joining the Civil Service. His regular column in the Irish Times entitled "Cruiskeen Lawn", published under the name Myles na gCopaleen, was usually written in English, but sometimes in Irish. He also published his Irish language novel An Béal Bocht, under the same name. Novels in English include At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman and The Dalkey Archive. Plays not listed here include The Knife, The Handsome Carvers and A Moving Tale: A Dublin Hallucination. Television plays include The Boy from Ballytearim, The Time Freddie Retired, Flight, The Man with Four Legs, The Dead Spit of Kelly, O’Dea’s Your Man, Episode One – The Meaning of Malt, Th’ Oul Lad of Kilsalaher and Episode One – Trouble about Names.


Play Title Playwright
Faustus Kelly Flann O'Brien
Thirst Flann O'Brien


Play Title Playwright
The Insect Play Flann O'Brien Karel Capek Josef Capek