Cork's Cónal Creedon longlisted for lucrative literary prize

Cork's Cónal Creedon longlisted for lucrative literary prize
Cónal Creedon was nominated for the award for his most recent novel, Begotten Not Made. Picture: John Minihan

CORK author Cónal Creedon has been longlisted for the one of the world’s most valuable literary prizes, the International Dublin Literary Award. 

He was nominated for the award for his most recent novel, Begotten Not Made.

The award, which has a prize fund of €100,000, is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The award aims to promote excellence in world literature and nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. Mr Creedon is one of nine Irish authors to appear on the longlist, which includes 156 authors in total. The other Irish authors nominated are Booker Prize winner Anna Burns, Sally Rooney, David Park, Liz Nugent, John Boyne, John Connolly, Caoilinn Hughes and British/Irish writer Kit de Waal.

Begotten Not Made was published in 2018 by Irishtown Press and is described as ‘a fairytale for the 21st century – where the mystery of blind faith is explored and the magic of belief is restored’.

A shortlist, of up to 10 titles, will be announced in April 2020, before the winner is announced in June.

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