Clare Boylan was a journalist and author of novels and short stories.
She was born in Dublin in April, 1948 and died in May, 2006 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Book Review:Clare Boylan - Holy PicturesTo fourteen-year old Nan the cinema appears as a miraculous rescue from the confines of her Catholic upbringing.
Neglected by her mother, bullied by her increasingly eccentric father, buffeted by aristocratic nuns,
unwelcome house guests and an uneasy knowledge of the facts of life, the last year of Nam`s childhood moves from the burlesque to the tragic.
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Book Review:Clare Boylan - That Bad WomanClare Boylan`s third collection of short stories illuminates with pathos and perception the potential of thwarted ordinary women and the mismatched yearnings of the men who subdue them.