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Frank O’Connor

Frank O’Connor (1903–1966) was an Irish writer of over 150 works, best known for his short stories. In 1936, The Irish Times declared that there was “nothing to be gained by comparing his work with that of other masters of the short story: he is master among masters himself.” The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award is named for him.

Summer 1969

The Saint

By Frank O’Connor

Tim Traynor was the curate in the Star of the Sea Church in Sandymount, Dublin. I had met him first through Sean O’Faolain when Tim was curate in Adam and […]

Spring 1965

The Scholar

By Frank O’Connor

George Russell, who was full of Hegelianism, used to argue that Irish literature developed in pairs. There were himself and Yeats, then Stephens and Colum, then Austin Clarke and F.R. […]

Winter 1963

The Slave’s Son

By Frank O’Connor

There is still no satisfactory book on Anton Chekhov, and this is scarcely to be wondered at. He has been the victim of more enthusiastic misunderstanding than any short story […]

The Saint

By Frank O’Connor

From the Kenyon Review, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, 1969 Tim Traynor was the curate in the Start of the Sea Church in Sandymount, Dublin. I had met him first through […]