Tuesday, 21 May 2013

J.G. Farrell Fiction Award

J.G. Farrell Fiction Award

The J.G. Farrell Fiction Award – for the best opening chapter of a novel-in-progress by a writer resident in Munster – will this year be adjudicated by novelist Richard Skinner. The prize includes a place on Richard’s fiction workshop and accommodation at the Maritime Hotel.

Applicants should send two copies of the first chapter of their novel (max 3000 words), double-spaced and printed on one side of the page only. Place your name and address on a separate sheet. Entries will not be returned. Please send them to the West Cork Literary Festival office at 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co Cork by Monday 27 May. Clearly mark the envelope ‘J.G. Farrell Award.’
J.G. Farrell was born in Liverpool and died at the age of 44, when he was swept into the sea while fishing from rocks near Kilcrohane, West Cork. His book Troubles won the Faber Prize in 1971, and in 2010 it won the Lost Man Booker Prize. The Siege of Krishnapur, Farrell’s novel about the Indian Mutiny of 1957, carried off the Booker in 1973. In 2008, The Siege of Krishnapur was shortlisted for the Best of Booker public vote.
The West Cork Literary Festival would like to thank Richard Farrell for his continued sponsorship of this award, now in its fourth year.

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