The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

Suggest Edits
 Christopher Nolan

Photo added by bob dennis

Christopher Nolan

  • Birth 6 Sep 1965 Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Death 20 Feb 2009 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Burial Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Plot St. Polan's Section
  • Memorial ID 34061966

Author. Due to a lack of oxygen at birth, he was almost completely paralysed by cerebral palsy. He was educated at Central Remedial Clinic School, Mount Temple Comprehensive School and Trinity College, Dublin. His first book of poetry "Dam Burst of Dreams" was published when he was 15 but his greatest achievement was in 1988 when his semi biographical book "Under The Eye Of The Clock" won the coveted Whitbread Prize. A later work "The Banyan Tree" took him 12 years to write. He wrote by tapping a keyboard with a "unicorn stick" strapped to his head. He was also awarded the Medal of Excellence by the United Nations Society of Writers and in 1988 he was named Person of the Year in his native Ireland. The pop group "U2" who attended the same school as him, wrote a song entitled "Miracle Drug" in his honour. He died at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin due to an ingestion of food in his airway.

Bio by: bob dennis


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Christopher Nolan?

Current rating:

61 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: bob dennis
  • Added: 21 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34061966
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Nolan (6 Sep 1965–20 Feb 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34061966, citing Saint Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .