Arts Council announces nominees for inaugural Irish Laureate

The Arts Council has published the full list of nominees for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

Arts Council announces nominees for inaugural Irish Laureate

The Arts Council has published the full list of nominees for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.

Thirty-four Irish writers have made the list from more than 100 nominations from libraries, book clubs, arts organisations and book shops.

The first Laureate for Irish Fiction will be announced in January.

1. Anne Enright

2. Anne Haverty

3. Belinda McKeon

4. Bernard MacLaverty

5. Catherine Dunne

6. Christine Dwyer Hickey

7. Claire Keegan

8. Colum McCann

9. Dermot Bolger

10. Donal Ryan

11. Edna O'Brien

12. Eimear McBride

13. Emma Donoghue

14. Eoin McNamee

15. Evelyn Conlon

16. Hugo Hamilton

17. Jaki McCarrick

18. Jennifer Johnston

19. John Banville

20. John Boyne

21. John MacKenna

22. Joseph O'Connor

23. Liam Mac Cóil

24. Michael Coady

25. Niall Williams

26. Nuala Ní Chonchuir

27. Patrick McCabe

28. Paul Murray

29. Peter Cunningham

30. Ré O Laighleis

31. Roddy Doyle

32. Sebastian Barry

33. Tom Kilroy

34. William Trevor

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