Flann O'Brien / Myles na gCopaleen (Brian O'Nolan) (1911-1966)

Death: 1st April 1966
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Location: Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland. Plot: 20–A–West
Photo taken by: Albrecht Conz
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Irish author. Attended University College Dublin where he wrote for the student magazine.  

He worked for the civil service, and under the pseudonym Flann O’Brien he published novels, heavily influenced by James Joyce, which attracted a large following due to their bizarre humour. His novel At Swim-two-birds borrows characters from other works of fiction, and it is seen as one of the most significant Modernist novels published before 1945.
Under his journalistic pseudonym of Myles na gCopaleen (Myles of the ponies) he produced a column in The Irish Times, called Cruiskeen Lawn, which he wrote in both English and Irish. A number of books have been published containing collections of these columns. He was forced to leave the civil service after he satirised a government official in his column.