The Works of Jayne Pupek

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Richmond, VA, United States
Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel "Tomato Girl" (Algonquin Books, 2008) and a book of poems titled "Forms of Intercession" (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition to her own writing, Jayne freelances as a ghostwriter, editor and mentor. A Virginia native, Jayne has spent most of her professional life working in the field of mental health.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nuala O'Faolain, Journalist and Author, Dead at 68

Irish journalist and author Nuala O'Faolain died May 9 in Dublin of lung cancer at the age of 68.

A radio and television broadcaster, O'Faolain was well known as an opinion columnist for The Irish Times even before her first memoir, Are You Somebody?, made her a best-selling author. Read more at NPR where you can also listen to a 2001 interview with O'Faolain with Terry Gross.

There's also an interesting article in The Guardian in which O'Faolain talks about finding out that she was dying. She says, among other things, "I was amazed how quickly my whole life turned black."