Mary Beckett

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Mary Beckett (1926-2013) was an Irish author.[1]

She was born in Belfast in Northern Ireland.[2] She used to work for BBC Northern Ireland, where she wrote plays for the radio. She also wrote short stories.[3] She also worked as a teacher. She was married and had five children. She stopped publishing writing until the 1980s, when she wrote The Belfast Woman.[4] In addition to short stories, she also wrote children's books and one novel.

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  1. Ferguson, Amanda (12 November 2013). "Mary Beckett: Literary world mourning loss of top woman writer". Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. Alexander G. Gonzalez (ed.). Irish Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide. Greenwood. pp. 14–17. ISBN 978-0313328831.
  3. Matthews, Kelley (Summer 2014). "A Belfast Woman: Shame, Guilt, and Gender in Mary Beckett’s Short Stories of the 1950s". New Hibernia Review (University of St. Thomas) 18 (2): 97-109. 
  4. Pelan, Rebecca (2006). Two Irelands: Literary Feminisms North And South. Syracuse University Press. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-0815630593.

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