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Aidan Higgins

Aidan Higgins , born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, in 1927, wrote short stories, novels, travel pieces, radio plays, and a large body of criticism. A consummate stylist, his writing is lush and complex. His books include Scenes from a Receding Past , Bornholm Night-Ferry , Balcony of Europe , and Langrishe, Go Down , which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1966 and was later adapted for television by Harold Pinter. Higgins died in Kinsale, Ireland, in 2015.