Collection: Mary Lavin Papers

Collection DescriptionMary Lavin was born to Irish parents in East Walpole, Massachusetts, in 1912. She returned to Ireland with her family when she was ten years old. She attended a Loreto Convent School before studying English and French in UCD. After receiving an MA in English in 1936, Lavin wrote her first short story, entitled Miss Holland. Her first collection of short stories - Tales from Bective Bridge - was published in 1942, winning the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her short stories featured in many publications, including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. She was elected a Saoi by members of Aosdána in 1992.
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Repository: UCD Special Collections

Repository NameUCD Special Collections
AddressJames Joyce Library University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4
EircodeD04 R7R0
Telephone(01) 716-7149
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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archive. These lists were compiled by library staff and we are grateful for their assistance. Where partial or no lists were available, staff of the Women's History Project constructed an outline list. Due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually.

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