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More Literary Botticelli

OK, picking up from coyotegestalt(and Ellen Datlow), here's another round of everyone's favorite game.
Yes, I'm lazy, and I'm going to copy this from coyotegestalt.

A game of Botticelli.

The complete rules are here, but the basic idea: I'm thinking of someone whose name begins with a particular letter, and who is somehow associated with literature or the written word (whether as a creator thereof, or a character, or any number of other possibilities). Someone will take a guess as to my identity in the form of a question, such as "Did you write a book about a scholar who makes a deal with a devil?" To this I might reply "Yes, I am Johann Wolfgang von Goethe," or "No, I am not Johann Wolfgang von Goethe." If you guessed correctly, you win; if you guessed wrong, but I knew who you were thinking of, it's someone else's turn. The third possibility would be that I reply something like "No, and I'm not sure who did," at which point you could ask a more general question to narrow down the possible candidates, such as "Are you from Europe?", at which point I would give an answer and it becomes someone else's turn.
Please, be sure to wait until the last person's turn finishes before starting yours. It gets confusing otherwise. If these instructions seem unclear, read Kat's much longer and coherent explanation above, or see recent games here or here.

So, my name begins with "O." I am not O Henry, George Orwell, Ozymandias, or Ben Okri, nor am I Marc Okrand or Arthur O'Shaughnessy. I am not Patrick O'Brian or Robert C. O'Brien.
I am not fictional, and I have an apostrophe in my name. I am male. I was born after 1900, outside the U.S.

Bravo! chickenfeet2003 wins it with a correct guess of Flann O'Brien - author of The Third Policeman, made recently famous with a mention on Lost.
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