Friday, 24 April 2009

Kerry Group Fiction Award

John the RevelatorThe shortlist for the Kerry Group Fiction Award 2009, worth €15,000 to the winner, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are:
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry – the Costa Book of the Year Award Winner;
John the Revelator by Peter Murphy – a mother-son story set in small-town Ireland;
Disguise by Hugo Hamilton – a story that begins in 1940’s Germany and charts the horrors of war, displacement, family fragmentation and secrets;
Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden - a book about friendship of various kinds and
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill – a novel about cricket and much more. The winner will be announced on the opening night of the Listowel Writers’ Week on May 27th.

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