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Judith Hearne (later republished as The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne), was regarded by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore as his first novel. The book was published in 1955, after Moore had left Ireland and was living in Canada. It was rejected by ten American publishers before being accepted by a British publisher. Diana Athill's memoir, Stet (2000), has information about the publishing of Judith Hearne.
Set in Belfast in the 1950s, Judith Hearne has been described as "a sensitive study of a middle-aged alcoholic woman in drab Belfast and her desperate last attempts at finding love and companionship".
- Smith, Dinitia (12 January 1999). "Brian Moore, Prolific Novelist on Diverse Themes, Dies at 77". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
- Athill, Diana (2000). Stet: a memoir. London: Granta. ISBN 1-86207-388-0.
- Mulholland, Niall (March 1999). "Brian Moore, 1921–99: Cool prose craftsman". Socialism Today (36). Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- "Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award Shortlist Announced". Authors’ Club. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- Lonardo, Angela; Lippold, Karen; Sexty, Suzanne. "Beta Sigma Phi Award 1956–1967". Literary Awards in Canada 1923–2000. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
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