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Jean Iris Murdoch, Irish Author. Recipient Black Memorial prize, 1974, Whitbread Literature award, 1974, Bookerprize, 198's; decorated Dame Commander Order British Empire. Honorary member American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences; member Irish Academy F C.

Background

Murdoch, Jean Iris was born on July 15, 1919 in Dublin, Ireland. Daughter of Wills John Hughes and Irene Alice (Richardson) Murdoch.

Education

Student, Froebel Educational Institute, London. Student, Badminton School, Bristol, England. Student, Somerville College, Oxford, England.

Career

Read Literae Humaniores (1st class), Somerville College, 1938-1942; assistant principal, Treasury, 1942-1944; administrative officer, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, London, Belgium, Austria, 1944-1946; Sarah Smithson studentship philosophy, Newnham College, Cambridge (England) University, 1947-1948; fellow, university lecturer philosophy, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, 1948-1963; honorary fellow, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, 1963; lecturer, Royal College Arts, London, 1963-1967.

Works

Membership

Honorary member American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Irish Academy F C.

Connections

Married John Oliver Bayley, 1956.

father:
Wills John Hughes Murdoch

mother:
Irene Alice (Richardson) Murdoch

spouse:
John Oliver Bayley