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Anne Enright, Elaine Feeney & Seán Hewitt Shortlisted for Dalkey Literary Awards 2021

Anne Enright, Elaine Feeney and Seán Hewitt have made the shortlists of the Dalkey Literary Awards 2021. This is a prestigious awards programme for writers in Ireland that boasts a total prize fund of €30,000, and is presented in conjunction with Zurich Insurance. 

On the Novel of the Year Award shortlist is Anne Enright's Actress (Jonathan Cape), which is the story of a daughter unpicking her famous mother’s life. Shortlisted for the Emerging Writer Award is Feeney's debut fiction As You Were (Harvill Secker), which charts the intimate bonds between the female patients of a dysfunctional hospital ward and the secrets and fears that haunt their sense of self and belonging; and Hewitt's debut poetry collection Tongues of Fire (Jonathan Cape), which probes weighty themes such as nature, morality, sexuality, relationships, and the body

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