Robert McLiam Wilson

Robert McLiam Wilson is an Irish author known for his vivid and often satirical portrayal of Northern Ireland. Born in Belfast in 1964, he is best known for his book 'Eureka Street', which is a portrayal of Belfast in the post-Troubles era. His other notable works include 'Ripley Bogle' and 'Manfred’s Pain'. Wilson's writing is characterized by its dark humor, complex characters, and deep social and political insights.


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  1. 1. Eureka Street

    Set in Belfast during the tumultuous end of the Troubles, the novel is a tale of friendship, love, and the complexities of life in a city riven by political and sectarian strife. It follows the lives of two friends from different backgrounds—one Catholic, one Protestant—as they navigate the challenges of daily life amidst the violence and social upheaval of their environment. Their personal stories of romance, loss, and the search for meaning are interwoven with dark humor and a deep sense of humanity, offering a poignant reflection on the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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