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Announcing EU Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist

The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to be the first to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature 2015, a prize for emerging talents in the field of contemporary fiction (alphabetical order):

- Mary Costello, Academy Street (Cannongate Books, 2014)
- Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland, 2012; originally published by Lilliput Press)
- Deirdre Sullivan, Primperfect (Little Island, 2014)

Ireland is one of twelve countries who will provide a national winner of the EU Prize for Literature in 2015. See the EU Prize for Literature website for more. 

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Welcome to our new website!

It's finally here – our new website. We're still getting to grips with it so bear that in mind while you take a look around. We're sure you'll find some events and courses that will peak your interest – we've got workshops and classes for every level of writer and goings-on that will coax every literature lover through the door of No. 19 Parnell Square.  Tell your friends, fans and followers that the Irish Writers Centre has a new look and encourage them to stop on by.   

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Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

The Irish Writers Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig have come together to offer a two-week fully resourced Writer-in-Residence Bursary to take place in spring 2015. The award is named in honour of Jack Harte, founder of the Irish Writers Centre, in celebration and acknowledgement of his contribution to Irish literature.

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