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Hubert Butler

Winner of the 1989 Irish Book Award Silver Medal for Literature Hubert Butler was born in Kilkenny in 1900. Educated in England at Charterhouse and St John's College, Oxford, he travelled extensively throughout Europe during the twenties and thirties before returning in 1941 to Co. Kilkenny, where he lived until his death in 1991. Market gardener, broadcaster, journalist and historian, his published works include Escape from the Anthill, In the Land of Nod, and Grandmother and Wolfe Tone, all...See more