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IrelandIrish author wins prestigious European literature award

10:30  23 may  2019
10:30  23 may  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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This is a list of literary awards from around the world. This list is not intended to be complete, and is instead a list of those literary awards with Wikipedia articles. Nobel Prize in Literature - since 1901.

Irish literature comprises writings in the Irish , Latin, and English (including Ulster Scots) languages on the island of Ireland. The earliest recorded Irish writing dates from the seventh century and was produced by monks writing in both Latin and Early Irish .

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IRISH AUTHOR JAN Carson has won the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL).

It was awarded for her second book, The Fire Starters, which focuses on two fathers who fear for their children against the backdrop of a Belfast in flames.

Reviews of the book called it “gripping”, “affecting” and “fizzing with energy”.

The aim of the EUPL is to recognise “outstanding new and emerging literary talents across Europe”, while drawing attention to the continent’s “unique cultural and linguistic heritage”.

Carson was chosen alongside a number of other laureates from 13 other countries across the EU. Winners of the award receive a financial prize but also benefit from increased promotion across the continent.

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There are thousands of literature awards held throughout the world every year, with millions of hopefuls 5. Costa Book Awards . This award is given to authors in Great Britain and Ireland and there are five The National Book Award is one of the most prestigious US literature prizes, with

However unlike other acclaimed authors The literary recognition came unexpectedly, as Lally didn’t actually apply for the award , but a well-established selection committee determined the nominees. The Irish Times Source: The Irish Times. Caitriona Lally’s journey demonstrates the power of passion

She will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Bozar, Brussels on 2 October 2019.

Irish author wins prestigious European literature award The Belfast-based author said she was delighted to receive the award.

“It’s particularly encouraging to see a book set in east Belfast so enthusiastically championed as an Irish book,” she said.

I hope this prize will allow me to develop a larger audience for my writing throughout Europe and am incredibly grateful for the opportunities it affords.

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