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Mannix Flynn

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Born in Dublin in 1957, Gerard Mannix Flynn is a playwright, performer and author whose work has dealt with such issues as institutional abuse, imprisonment and injustice. In 1977 The Liberty Suite , co-written with Peter Sheridan, was premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival with Gerard Mannix Flynn as the protagonist in the play, set in a juvenile prison. In 1983 his novel Nothing To Say was published by Ward River Press and was translated into German. It tells the story of a boy sent "to be corrected" by the Christian Brothers. On the strength of this book, the Association of British & Irish Publishers selected Gerard Mannix Flynn as one of thirteen great Irish authors.

Gerard Mannix Flynn's other work includes: He who laughs wins (1981) which was one of a series of six half hour plays commissioned by Paines Plough Theatre Company, England, and produced by them. Inside , was co-written for RTÉ in 1986; Hunger and Thirst , written for Red Rex Theatre Company was performed in Italy in 1989. Talking to the Wall was commissioned by the Abbey Theatre in 1990: it was performed by the author at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997, where it won a Scotsman's Fringe First Award. His screenplays include: Twist of Fate , a screenplay based on the Kerry Babies Case, commissioned by Trisquare Films, Pinewood, London in 1998; in 2001 a screenplay, Alma Mater , based on the novel Nothing to Say was developed with the support of An Bord Scannán na hÉireann. Gerard Mannix Flynn's play, James X brings to conclusion a 10 year work-in-progress which began with Talking to the Wall . It was published in 2003 by Lilliput Press along with a reissue of his first novel Nothing to Say . 'Extallations' were held in 2004 at a Leeson Street site: Call Me By My Name - A Requiem for Remains Unknown 1889-1987 and Victim Impact Report . In 2009 he was elected as Councillor to Dublin City Council for the South East Inner City Area. He is a member of Aosdána (an association of people in Ireland who have achieved distinction in the arts) and is currently on the board of the Toscaireacht.

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Irish Writers in America