Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Irish Novelists News

Eoin Colfer, author of the much loved Artemis Fowl books, has been named as the new Children’s Laureate for Ireland.  12 year old Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind, whose humorous and fast-paced adventures make for great reading.  All the books in the series can be found in the Discovery library, including a selection of excellent graphic novel versions of books in the series.  Come and browse and borrow!

http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/Bailey's Women's Prize (formerly known as the Orange Prize) for Fiction 2014 has been won by Irish novelist Eimear McBride for her novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing.  The novel, which took McBride nine years to be published, tells the story of a young woman's relationship with a brother afflicted by a childhood brain tumour.  Eimear McBride was awarded the prize fund of £30,000 at a ceremony in London.

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