The Arts Council extends its congratulations to writer Mike McCormack who has won the International Dublin Literary Award for his novel Solar Bones.
Following the announcement Sheila Pratschke, Chair of the Arts Council said, “The Arts Council extends its warmest congratulations to Mike McCormack on the news that he is the recipient of the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award for his extraordinary novel SOLAR BONES. Mike has a long relationship with the Arts Council, through our residency programmes, bursary awards and, most recently, through his appointment to Aosdána, and we have known for many years that he is a writer of astonishing talent.”
She continued, “In SOLAR BONES, Mike McCormack has created a work of profound beauty, humanity and grace; he has stretched and challenged our idea of the novel and, in so doing, has crafted a masterpiece. The Arts Council is delighted that the story of Marcus Conway will reach even more readers through this prestigious prize, and we are equally delighted to see Arts Council-supported Tramp Press rewarded for continuing to take artistic risks and platform excellent Irish writing.”
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