Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
1919 - 1999
Iris Murdoch  British Novelist

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First Name Iris
Last Name Murdoch
Full Name at Birth Jean Iris Murdoch
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th July, 1919
Birthplace Dublin, Ireland
Died 8th February, 1999
Place of Death Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cause of Death Alzheimer`s
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Bisexual
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
University [1938-42] Somerville College, Oxford University
Occupation Text Novelist Philosopher
Occupation Novelist

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch DBE ( MUR-dok; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish and British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Her 1978 novel The Sea, the Sea won the Booker Prize. In 1987, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to literature. In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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