Saturday, February 21, 2009

Whitbread-winning author Christopher Nolan dies aged 43

Nolan, who won the Whitbread book of the year award in 1988 for his autobiographical novel Under the Eye of the Clock, nearly died at birth from asphyxiation but survived with severe cerebral palsy. He would write using a "unicorn" on his forehead to punch a keyboard, with his mother holding his head.

Full story at The Guardian online.

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