Friday, March 6, 2009

Christopher Nolan, RIP

The Irish writer Christopher Nolan was born trapped by cerebral palsy. For 11 years he gathered words and poems until, with new medication and improvised typing headgear, his head cradled in his mother's hands, he let loose "A Dam-Burst of Dreams". He went on to win the Whitbread Book Award for his autobiography "Under the Eye of the Clock". The members of the band U2 were his schoolmates in Dublin and later wrote the song "Miracle Drug" about Nolan.

Sadly, Nolan died two weeks ago in Dublin. The New York Times obituary is here.

(image: Christopher Nolan with his father and sister, Simon Townsley, via telegraph.co.uk)