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Siobhan Dowd


UK (1960 - 2007)

Siobhan Dowd was born to Irish parents and brought up in London. She spent much of her youth visiting the family cottage in Aglish, County Waterford and later the family home in Wicklow Town.

She attended a Catholic grammar school in south London and then gained a degree in Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. After a short stint in publishing, she joined the writer's organisation PEN, initially as a researcher for its Writers in Prison Committee.
 
Novels
A Swift Pure CryThe London Eye MysteryBog ChildSolace of the Road
Ransom of Dond
 
Collections
Glimmer Train Stories, issue 33 (1999) (with James Carlos Blake, Susan McInnis, George Manner, Manuel Muñoz, Stewart O'Nan, Susan Perabo, Margo Rabb, Roland Sodowsky, Karen Swenson and Robin Winick)
Glimmer Train Stories, issue 33
 
Anthologies edited
This Prison Where I Live: PEN Anthology of Imprisoned WritersThe Roads of the Roma: A Pen Anthology of Gypsy Writers
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal nominee (2007) : A Swift Pure Cry
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2009) : Solace of the Road



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