Quotes by Iris Murdoch

About Iris Murdoch:


Dame Jean Iris Murdoch was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Author Bio


  • NameIris Murdoch
  • DescriptionBritish writer and philosopher
  • BornJuly 15, 1919
  • DiedFebruary 8, 1999
  • CountryIreland
  • ProfessionPoet; Philosopher; Novelist; Writer
  • AwardsDame Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire; James Tait Black Memorial Prize