Seán Mac Mathúna
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The Atheist
Wolfhound Press Ltd

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Seán Mac Mathúna was born in Tralee, Co. Kerry in 1936. He attended St. Brendan's, Killarney and later University College Cork. He spent many years as a post-primary teacher. Short stories of Mac Mathuna's were published regularly in English in The Irish Times, The Irish Press, and in Irish in Comhar. His collection of short stories Ding (Dublin: An Comhlacht Oideachais, 1983) established Mac Mathúna as a recognised short story writer. The Abbey Theatre produced The Winter Thief / Gadaí Géar na Geamhoíche in 1992, four nights in English and two in Irish per week with the same cast, an innovative undertaking. The Arts Council nominated The Atheist, a translation by the author of his first book Ding agus Scéalta Eile, (Wolfhound, 1987), for the European Literary Prize. 1999 saw the publication of his second collection of short stories in Irish, Banana, which and won the Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin / Irish Book of the Year 1999. An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway produced his play Hulla Hul in 1999.

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