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Augustus Young
Painting by Nichol Wheatley

Augustus Young was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1943, worked in London as an epidemiologist and adviser to health authorities, and now lives in France. Over the years he has published many scientific papers and numerous pieces of medical journalism. 
He is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Lightning in Low Places (Cranagh Press, University of Ulster 2000), and Days and Nights in Hendon (Menard Press, 2002). The autofiction Light Years (London Magazine Editions/ Menard Press 2002) was his first full length work in prose. Numerous stories and poems have appeared over the years in anthologies and periodicals in Ireland, America and the UK (Cyphers, Sniper Logic, Books Ireland, London Magazine, Hopscotch, Modern Poetry in Translation, Leviathan Quarterly, Arete etc.) 
Young has just published Storytime (Elliot and Thompson 2005), a humorously satirical account of ‘Augustus Young’s’ visit to Ireland to launch his book Light Years. Acutely reflective about a culture in transition and the possibilities of survival, ‘Augustus’s’ story is ultimately about two deaths, that of a culture and his own. But for ‘AY’, ‘storytelling’ ensures transition into an afterlife. ‘AY’, naturally, finds this reassuring both for the culture and himself.
Young has just completed The Search for the Personal Self, volume one of a trilogy Who Am I Talking to in My Head, and is also working on prose, poetry and light verse which draws on his nascent knowledge of the French language.
Augustus Young website:http://augustus-young.monsite.orange.fr/



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