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Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston was born in Dublin in 1930 and was educated at Trinity College Dublin. 

Her books include The Captains and the Kings (1972), winner of the Author's Club First Novel Award; Shadows on our Skin (1977), shortlisted for the Booker Prize; and The Old Jest (1979), winner of the Whitbread Novel Award. 

She has also written plays, including The Nightingale and Not the Lark (1981), and O Ananias, Azarias and Misael (1989).

Johnston lives in Derry, Northern Ireland.