Acclaimed North Irish fiction author of the twentieth century. His well-known novels consist of Judith Hearne, THE FANTASTIC Victorian Collection, and THE COLOR of Bloodstream. He shifted to Canada in the past due 1940s to are a journalist for the Montreal Gazette. He released his initial two books — Wreath to get a Redhead as well as the Executioners — in 1951. A three-time finalist for the renowned Booker Award, he received the 1975 Adam Tait Dark Memorial Award. His 1952 relationship to Canadian journalist Jackie Scully created a son called Michael. He was afterwards remarried to Jean Denny. He had written the screenplay for The Good fortune of Ginger Coffey, a 1964 film that starred Robert Shaw.