Bruce Duffy: An Inventive Writer Whose Debut Novel Received Rapturous Reviews

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Bruce Duffy, Hailed for His Ambitious First Novel, Dies at 70”:

Bruce Duffy, an ambitious, inventive writer whose debut novel, “The World as I Found It” — with its improbable leading man, the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein — received rapturous reviews but nevertheless failed to make him a lasting literary star, died on Feb. 10 in Rockville, Md….

For all the praise he received in his mid-30s, Mr. Duffy produced only three novels, with long gaps between the publication of each — the fruits of a career in which he wrote mainly on the side while earning a living as a security guard, corporate consultant, and speechwriter.