2019 EU Prize for Literature: Shortlist – April 5


The Irish Jury for the EU Prize for Literature (Sorcha De Brún, Ronan Colgan, Conor Kostick, Sinéad Mac Aodha and Nessa O’Mahony) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Irish winner of the 2019 prize.

In alphabetical order:

The prize is worth €5,000 to the author, plus incentives to encourage the
translation of the winning title into other European languages.
The winner will be announced 22 May 2019.

The European Union Prize for Literature is an annual initiative to recognise the best emerging authors in Europe.

Launched by the European Commission in 2009, the prize is open to countries participating in the Creative Europe programme for the cultural and creative sectors.

The EUPL is at present organised by a consortium consisting of the European Booksellers Federation, the European Writers’ Council and the Federation of European Publishers.

Read more about the prize here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/actions/literature-prize_en



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The Doctor Who Sat for a Year

By Brendan Kelly

The twelve-month project of a self-confessed ‘Zen failure’

for a chance to win:

The Doctor Who Sat for a Year
By Brendan Kelly
ISBN: 978-0-7171-8457-6
Publisher: Gill Books



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