Begotten Not Made by Cónal Creedon wins the Eric Hoffer Award 2020 for Commercial Literary Fiction
The Eric Hoffer Book Award was established to honour freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit. The award honours the memory of the American philosopher Eric Hoffer [Recipient of The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983] by highlighting salient writing.
‘The Hoffer’ has become one of the largest international book awards for academic and independent presses, winning titles are selected from a selection of over 2,200 books, with 25 categories and 150 judges.
Cónal Creedon is an Irish novelist, playwright and documentary filmmaker and his novel Begotten Not Made is published by Irishtown Press ltd.
Cónal has twice been nominated Cork Person of the Year – 2001 and 2017. In 2016, Cónal was honoured by UCC when he was made adjunct Professor of Creative Writing. He was appointed Cork City Council Heritage Ambassador for the City 2017. It was announced that Cónal will receive The Lord Mayor of Cork Culture Award 2020 later this month.
His novel has already won the Bronze Award at the Next Generation Book Awards USA  and is currently nominated for Dublin International Book Award  and The Montaigne Award USA  [Most Thought Provoking Book].