Ireland’s exports punch above their weight to contest global literary awards

Ireland’s exports punch above their weight to contest global literary awards

Ireland’s legacy for producing internationally acclaimed authors is long-standing: from George Bernard Shaw winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, to the appointment of Edna O’Brien as Dame of the British Empire for services to literature.

There are many national awards and prizes for writers in Ireland, but outlined here are some of the recent accolades and nominations Irish authors have received beyond the Irish shores; and with Irish publishers now eligible for the Man Booker Prize, watch this space...

Edge Hill Prize for Short Story
The only UK award for a single-authored col...

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