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Iris Murdoch

Iris MurdochAKA Jean Iris Murdoch

Born: 15-Jul-1919
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 8-Feb-1999
Location of death: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Cremated, Oxford Crematorium, Headington, Oxfordshire, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Sea, the Sea

Boyfriend: Elias Canetti (Nobel laureate)
Husband: John Bayley (novelist and critic, m. 1956, until her death)

    High School: Badminton School, Bristol, England
    University: Somerville College, Oxford University (1938-42)
    Scholar: Newnham College, Cambridge University (postgraduate study)
    Scholar: St. Anne's College, Oxford University (fellow, 1948)

    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1978 for The Sea, the Sea
    Dame of the British Empire 1987
    Esperanto speakers

Author of books:
Sartre: Romantic Rationalist (1953, criticism)
Under the Net (1954, novel)
The Flight from the Enchanter (1956, novel)
The Sandcastle (1957, novel)
The Bell (1958, novel)
A Severed Head (1961, novel)
An Unofficial Rose (1962, novel)
The Unicorn (1963, novel)
The Italian Girl (1964, novel)
The Red and the Green (1965, novel)
The Time of the Angels (1966, novel)
The Nice and the Good (1968, novel)
Bruno's Dream (1969, novel)
A Fairly Honourable Defeat (1970, novel)
The Sovereignty of Good (1970)
An Accidental Man (1971, novel)
The Black Prince (1973, novel)
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine (1974, novel)
A Word Child (1975, novel)
Henry and Cato (1976, novel)
The Fire and the Sun (1977)
The Sea, the Sea (1978, novel)
A Year of Birds (1978, poetry)
Nuns and Soldiers (1980, novel)
The Philosopher's Pupil (1983, novel)
The Good Apprentice (1985, novel)
Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues (1986)
The Book and the Brotherhood (1987, novel)
The Message to the Planet (1989, novel)
Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (1992)
The Green Knight (1993, novel)
Jackson's Dilemma (1995, novel)
Poems by Iris Murdoch (1997, poetry)
Existentialists and Mystics (1997)


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