1961 - Born in Australia.
1990 - He lived as a recluse in his own words, "repolarizing and deconstructing" himself while listening to Russian orchestral music.
2000 - Relocated to Leitrim, Ireland, where he edited his debut novel.
2003 - Wrote novel "Vernon God Little.
2006 - He revisited the Mexico of his youth to explore and document the downfall of the Aztecs.
2007 - His award-winning first novel adapted for the London stage.
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