Robert McLiam Wilson
Robert McLiam Wilson (born Robert Wilson, 24 February 1966, Andersonstown, Belfast) is a Northern Irish novelist. He attended St Malachy's College and studied English at St Catharine's College, Cambridge; however, he dropped out and, for a short time, was homeless. This period of his life profoundly affected his later life and influenced his works.
McLiam Wilson has written three novels:
Eureka Street focuses on the lives of two Belfast friends, one Catholic and one Protestant, shortly before and after the IRA ceasefires in 1994. A BBC TV adaptation of Eureka Street was broadcast in 1999. He is also the author of a non-fiction book about poverty, The Dispossessed (1992), and has made television documentaries for the BBC.
In 2003, he was named by Granta magazine as one of 20 "Best of Young British Novelists", despite the fact that he has not published new work in English since 1996. His next novel, Extremists, has been postponed again and again. Wilson reportedly married and moved to Paris.
- "Robert McLiam Wilson". contemporarywriters. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
- "Eureka Street and me Robert McLiam Wilson has put a lot of himself into Eureka Street, his novel and now TV drama". Evening Standard. 1999-09-08. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
- Goodreads: Robert McLiam Wilson (Author of Eureka Street)