Frank O’Connor

Frank O'Connor (1903–66) grew up in Cork city and fought in the Irish War of Independence and in the Civil War on the anti-Treaty side. He was the author of 150 works and is best known for his short story collections and memoirs. He also worked as a teacher, lecturer and translator. The Frank O'Connor short story festival has been run in his home town since 2000. His story 'Guests of the Nation' was the inspiration for Neil Jordan's film 'The Crying Game'.