was an Irish-born British
playwright and author. He
worked as a weaver, coal-
bagger and lorrydriver before writing environment working class society, which is reflected in much of his work. He wrote many novels, short stories, plays and children's books. He is best known for the play Alfie. His 1977, children's novel My Pal
Spadger is an account of his childhood in 1920 s Boltorn.
Born: 12 June 1910, Ballyhaunis, Ireland
Died: 9 January 1992, Ballasalla, Isle of Man