Poet and award-winning Falstaff novelist Robert Nye dies aged 77

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Poet and novelist Robert Nye has died at the age of 77, his agent has announced.
Nye died in the early hours of Saturday at a hospice near Cork, Ireland, his literary agent, Vivienne Schuster of Curtis Brown, said.

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Nye’s best-selling novel, Falstaff, won the Hawthornden Prize and Guardian Fiction Prize. He won the Eric Gregory Award for one of his collections of poems, Juvenilia 2.
He was also a literary journalist, and worked as a poetry critic for The Times.
Nye was born in London in 1939 and had lived in Ireland for some years.