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Christine Dwyer Hickey and Sinéad Gleeson win Dalkey Literary Awards

Congratulations to Christine Dwyer Hickey who has won the inaugural Dalkey Literary Award – Novel of the Year – for her latest novel The Narrow Land (Atlantic Books) Sponsored by Zurich, the award was announced by Dalkey Book Festival on Saturday night. Christine also won the 2020 William Scott Prize for Historical Fiction last week for the same book! Christine’s 2004 novel Tatty (New Island Books) is our 2020 Dublin One City One Book choice.

Sinéad Gleeson won the Emerging Writer Award for her debut collection Constellations: Reflections from Life (Picador Books). Sinéad has also been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize in the Biography section. The James Tait Black Prizes are awarded by the University of Edinburgh’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. The prizes are Britain’s longest-running literary awards.

Edna O’Brien has been shortlisted for the same prize in the fiction category for her latest novel Girl – which recently won the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award. 

More details on the Dalkey Literary Awards here 

You can also find the winners video announcements here:


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