Liam O'Flaherty

1896 - 1984

Liam O'Flaherty

Liam O'Flaherty (Irish: Liam Ó Flaithearta; 28 August 1896 – 7 September 1984) was a major Irish novelist, short-story writer and must be ranked as one of the foremost socialist writers in the first part of the 20th century, writing about the common people's experience and from their perspective. Others are Seán O'Casey, Pádraic Ó Conaire, Peadar O'Donnell, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, and Seosamh Mac Grianna, all of them Irish language speakers who chose to write either in Irish or English. Liam O'Flaherty served on the Western Front as a soldier in the Irish Guards from 1916 and was badly injured in 1917. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Liam O'Flaherty has received more than 230,455 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,813th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Liam O'Flaherty ranks 3,808 out of 4,883Before him are C. L. Moore, Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Mateja Matevski, Gonzalo Rojas, Natallia Arsiennieva, and Antonio Gamoneda. After him are José Burgos, Yuri Vizbor, László Polgár, Zhu Ziqing, Aleksei Arbuzov, and Joseph Roumanille.

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Among people born in 1896, Liam O'Flaherty ranks 145Before him are Barbara La Marr, Ivan Merz, Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, Alberto Vargas, Kostas Karyotakis, and Kathleen McKane Godfree. After him are Dodie Smith, Gunnar Lindström, Hermann Jónasson, Walter Lang, Roger Sessions, and William Gopallawa. Among people deceased in 1984, Liam O'Flaherty ranks 142Before him are Víctor Avendaño, Red Garland, Bernard Lonergan, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Flora Robson, and Pierre Emmanuel. After him are Yuri Vizbor, Elizabeth Goudge, Chester Himes, Diana Dors, May McAvoy, and Grete Hermann.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Liam O'Flaherty ranks 169 out of 366Before him are J. B. Bury (1861), Richard Todd (1919), Aphex Twin (1971), Joe Kelly (null), Seán Brady (1939), and William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620). After him are Fiona Shaw (1958), Kathleen Lonsdale (1903), William Trevor (1928), Jason O'Mara (1972), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), and Eoin Colfer (1965).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Liam O'Flaherty ranks 29Before him are Elizabeth Bowen (1899), Richard Steele (1672), Brendan Behan (1923), John Boyne (1971), Maeve Binchy (1939), and Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852). After him are William Trevor (1928), Eoin Colfer (1965), Cecil Day-Lewis (1904), Edna O'Brien (1930), Colm Tóibín (1955), and Michael Scott (1959).