Ian MacDonald was born on March 31, 1960 in Manchester (England). Ian's mother was Irish, his father was Scottish. When Ian was five years old, his family moved to Northern Ireland. The growing up of the future author took place against the background of the ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland in 1968-1998 (the so-called "Problems"), which could not but have an impact on his attitude and future creativity. Many of the author's works, indeed, in one way or another touch upon the problems of postcolonialism and the relationship of the "third world" countries with the former metropolises.


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