Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768), an Irish - born English novelist, satirist, and Anglican clergyman, was born in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland. He was educated atJesus College Cambridge and becamea priest in 1738. He is known for his masterpiece The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman,one of the greatest comic novels written in English. His other novel,A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768), was almost equally famous.
An Irish-born novelist and clergyman. Sterne is best known for his novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Sterne's books include a number of unusual alienating techniques, such as rows of asterisks and blank pages.