This annual Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award is now open for submissions.
The award is for a work of Literary Fiction by an Irish Author published between the 1st February 2020 and 31st January 2021.
CLOSING DATE: 31ST JANUARY 2021
The Prize Fund is €17,000. First Prize €15,000 for the author award the Kerry Group Novel of the Year 2021 and €500 for each shortlisted author
- Novel must be published between 1st February 2020 and 31st January 2021
- 6 Copies of each novel should be submitted to:
Listowel Writers’ Week Office, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry, V31 RD93
- No application form required.
- For Award Criteria click HERE
Carol Drinkwater & Ian McGuire
Carol is the author of twenty-four books, both fiction and non-fiction, and has achieved bestselling status – over a million copies sold worldwide – with her quartet of memoirs set on her Olive Farm in the south of France which also inspired a five-part documentary film series. Her latest two novels are: The Forgotten Summer, The Lost Girl and The House on the Edge of the Cliff.
Ian is the author of two novels, Incredible Bodies and The North Water . The North Water was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and was the winner of the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award and The Historical Writers Association Gold Crown Award.
SPONSOR: Kerry Group plc
ENTRY FEE: Free of Charge