Today would have been the 101st birthday of Irish novelist, satirist and playwright Brian O'Nolan, who was born on 5 October 1911. Most famous under the pen name Flann O'Brien, he wrote the novels 'The Third Policeman' and 'At Swim Two Birds'.
The Google Doodle features O'Nolan sitting at a desk with his typewriter, a policeman' hat and a bicycle also feature, a reference to the novel 'The Third Policeman'. Google have replaced the letter 'L' with a hammer and saw.
He also wrote under the pen name Myles na gCopaleen under which he wrote the Irish novel 'An Béal Bocht' (the Poor Mouth) and the Cruiskeen Lawn column for the Irish Times.
Born in Strabane, County Tyrone, he later studied in University College Dublin and became a well known character in Dublin, living in various locations in Dublin for the rest of his life, until he died at the age of 54 in 1966.
Next weekend, Strabane is hosting the first Flann O'Brien Literary Festival .