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J. P. Donleavy

J. P. DonleavyAKA James Patrick Donleavy

Born: 23-Apr-1926
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Playwright

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Ginger Man

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Resides in Westmeath, Ireland.

Father: Patrick Donleavy
Mother: Margaret
Wife: Valerie Heron (div. 1969, one son, one daughter)
Wife: Mary Wilson Price (div. 1989, one son, one daughter)

    High School: Fordham Preparatory Academy, New York (expelled)
    University: Trinity College Dublin

    Expelled from School
    Naturalized Irish Citizen 1967
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Ginger Man (1955, novel)
A Singular Man (1963, novel)
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. (1966, novella)
The Onion Eaters (1971, novel)
The Plays of J. P. Donleavy (1972, drama)
A Fairy Tale of New York (1973, novel)
The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman (1977, novel)
Schultz (1979, novel)
Leila (1983, novel)
De Alphonse Tennis: The Superlative Game of Eccentric Champions (1984, nonfiction)
Are You Listening Rabbi Lw (1987, novel)
That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman (1990, novel)
The History of the Ginger Man (1994, memoir)
Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton (1998, novel)

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