Two Irish books shortlisted for the Orwell Prize

No Irish bloggers in this year’s Orwell Prize long listing (Chekov made it last year), but two writers make it for their non fiction work: Fintan O’Toole forShip of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger and Ruth Dudley Edwards for her magnum opus on the experience of the relatives of the Omagh bomb victim in their ten year plus quest for justice Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice… Both feature in various of our recommended reading lists in the Slugger bookshop… So good luck to both of them…

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  • Paddy

    Both authors not worth reading. Next.

  • Mick Fealty


    How about a reason, or two? (Ball not man, please…)

  • gentletommy

    Irish author Colum McCann won the National Book Award recently for ‘Let the Great World Spin’. It got great accolades from all who read it, but I wasn’t too fussed on it.