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Bernard MacLaverty
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Bernard MacLaverty

Bernard MacLaverty Biography

Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast on September 14, 1942, and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and occasionally a Writer-in-Residence (Universities of Aberdeen, Augsburg, Liverpool John Moore's and Iowa State). After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland.

MacLaverty's books include Grace Notes, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award, Cal, Lamb and The Anatomy School. He also has written five books of short stories.

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