Thomas Flanagan was an American professor of English literature who specialized in Irish literature. He was also a successful novelist. Flanagan, who was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, graduated from Amherst College in 1945. He was a tenured full - Professor in the English Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook until his retirement. Flanagan died in 2002, at the age of 78, in Berkeley.
His historical novels are:
The Year of the French
The Tenants of Time
The End of the Hunt
He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979 for The Year of the French. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds his papers.