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UCD Library Collection Spotlight: The Laureate for Irish Fiction Nominees

A monthly online and print display highlighting our collections

The Laureate for Irish Fiction is developed by the Arts Council and supported by UCD, New York University and the Irish Times

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The Laureate for Irish Fiction

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The Nominees

The Laureate for Irish Fiction is a new award to honour an outstanding Irish fiction writer of national and international distinction. It has been developed by the Arts Council of Ireland, and is supported by University College Dublin, New York University and the Irish Times. The winner of this award will be announced on January 29th. In addition to receiving €150,000, and over a period of three years, the winner will teach creative writing to students at UCD and New York University, develop his or her own work and participate in a number of major events and promotions.

Below is a list of all 34 nominees for this prestigious award. Biographies of these authors and lists of their works may be quickly found on Wikipedia. We have many books by these authors in our collection. Stop by our Spotlight display or search OneSearch to find a title.

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See our Spotlight Display

Our Library Spotlight display features works by Laureate nominees from the Library's collection, and can be found on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library, at the foot of the stairs.

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