The School of English supports the activities of Munster Literature Centre and in turn benefits from connections to Cork’s vibrant community of creative writers.
Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award
UCC and Cork City Council co-sponsor this prestigious literary prize, awarded annually to the best collection of short stories published that years. Previous winners include Jhumpa Lahiri, Yi Yun Li, Edna O’Brien and Colin Barrett.
The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and the Information Services Strategic Fund currently fund half of the value of the International Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. The winner gives a public reading in University College Cork.
The School of English and the Munster Literature Centre, in collaboration with UCC Library, co-sponsor a series of public lectures, Reading Writing. This year’s speakers include Kevin Barry, Nick Laird and Zadie Smith.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLeyCtHBNGU [segment on last year’s prize from RTE News)
Irish Times mention of Reading Writing : http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/literary-listings-1.2065975
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