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Christopher Nolan Dies

February 24, 2009

Christopher Nolan, winner of the 1988 Whitbread prize for his debut novel, Under The Eye Of The Clock, the fictionalised story of his life with severe Cerebral Palsy, has died aged 43.

As well as the Whitbread, Nolan was also awarded the Medal of Excellence by the United Nations Society of Writers, and was named Person of the Year in Ireland in 1988.

His family said: Despite the severity of his cerebral palsy, Christy’s intellectual abilities were unimpaired and, loving words, he set out to become a writer.

From what I’ve read about him, he made me think of myself. He was a truly DisAbled inspiration. I think the worlds of literature and disability have both lost someone very special.

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