Year Of The French
Thomas Flanagan (1923-2002), the grandson of Irish immigrants, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he ran the school newspaper with his friend Truman Capote. Flanagan attended Amherst College (with a two year hiatus to serve in the Pacific Fleet) and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he studied under Lionel Trilling while also writing stories for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Flanagan was a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times and The Kenyon Review. A collection of his essays, There you are- Writing on Irish and American Literature and History is also published by New York Review of Books.