July 19, 2009

RIP Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt, the Irish-American storyteller who parlayed the miseries of a Limerick upbringing into an extraordinary late-life literary blooming, died of cancer Sunday in New York City.

Frank McCourt is the author of Angela's Ashes, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997, 'Tis, and Teacher Man.

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  1. Angela's Ashes is one of my favorite books of all time. I am so sad to hear about Frank McCourt's death. He was very much a survivor.

  2. Such sad news about a good man. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

  3. I've yet to read Angela's Ashes, but I was sad to hear this :( RIP

  4. What?! How did I not hear about this until now? I had no idea he had been ill. Such a shame. I saw him on a documentary special once and he was so funny - it was a tour of pubs or something. Loved his writing, his stories, his outlook.


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