Eric Cross (writer)
Eric Cross (1905 – 1980) was an Irish writer.
Born in Newry, County Down, he published The Tailor and Ansty, in The Bell in 1942. This was a collection of stories and sayings from an old country tailor called Timothy Buckley and his wife Anastasia that Cross had recorded, with a foreword by Frank O'Connor. The book was banned by Censorship Board a short time after, during the government of Éamon de Valera. Some neighbours were furious and Buckley was forced by three priests to go on his knees and burn the book in his own fireplace.
Cross was one of the contributors of spoken essays to the RTÉ Radio series Sunday Miscellany. Silence is Golden, a selection of stories and essays by Eric Cross, appeared in 1978. He died in 1980.
- Cross, Eric (1964). The Tailor and Ansty. Chapman & Hall. ISBN 9780853420507.
- Lovett, Gerard (2006). "Stitching Up the Tailor" (PDF). Siochain. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 October 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2006.
- "Ireland: culture & religion". The Pursuit of Sovereignty & the Impact of Partition, 1912–1949. Archived from the original on 21 August 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2006.
-  Archived 22 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Walsh, Ronnie, ed. (1975) Sunday Miscellany. Dublin: Radio Telefís Éireann ISBN 0-7171-0774-4; pp. 11-12, 20-21, 32-33, 65-66, 87-88, 102-03, 113-14, 129-30, 156-57
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