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Frank McCourt retired after 30 years of teaching in New York City's public schools to write his autobiography, Angela's Ashes. The memoir remained at the top of The New York Times bestseller list for over two years, and won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was selected by both Time and Newsweek as the number one nonfiction book of the year and appeared as an Academy Award-nominated film. A sequel, 'Tis, also became a New York Times bestseller. McCourt is the author of two stage pieces and currently lives in New York and Connecticut with his family.

Born 19th August 1930 in Brooklyn, New York but with the family unable to find work they returned to Limerick, Ireland in 1934. Frank later returned to the US at the age of 19 where he eventually became a teacher and finally author. He died 19th July due to complications from a attack of meningitis and skin cancer.


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