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Audrey Magee wins InWords Literary Award 2023

Audrey Magee has been awarded the InWords Literary Award (TILA) for her two novels; the Women’s Prize for Fiction-shortlisted The Undertaking (Atlantic Books), and The Colony (Faber), which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award and longlisted for the Booker Prize.

The InWords Literary Award (TILA) is given annually to a writer in recognition of a novel or body of work of outstanding merit. The award’s creators and funders said: "These books, very different in subject matter, are vivid, complex works that explore the effects of power structures on the individual. Magee’s distinctive style, combined with her skilful plotting and rich depiction of character, time and place has resulted in novels that are compelling, haunting and unforgettable. These are outstanding works deserving of widespread acclaim and recognition."

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