Monday, July 20, 2009

Frank McCourt dies at 78

Francis "Frank" McCourt died Sunday afternoon in New York City. He was 78.

McCourt didn’t publish his first book until the age of 66. Then he came out with Angela’s Ashes, a detailed account of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland.

The memoir achieved great success, winning the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award, followed by a Pulitzer Prize in 1997. The book went on to sell over five million copies and was turned into a movie.

McCourt continued to narrate his life in his other works 'Tis (1999), Teacher Man (2005) and Angela and the Baby Jesus (2007).
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