I am naturally delighted that The Closet of Savage Mementos has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015. All thanks to my editor Eoin Purcell for publishing the book (Eoin is now working in London with Amazon) and to all the New Island team. I'm in lovely company; special congrats to fellow Islander, David Butler.
City of Dis by David Butler
Blue is the Night by Eoin McNamee
The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
The Visitors by Patrick O’Keeffe
The Diary of Mary Travers by Eibhear Walshe
The adjudicators Eileen Battersby and Gerald Dawe will select the winner, who will be presented with a cheque for €15,000 at the Opening Night of Listowel Writers’ Week on Wednesday 27th May 2015.