newsdog Facebook

Irish writer wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize

News Summed Up 2019-03-13 05:30:00

Danielle McLaughlin has become the third Irish writer in four years to win one of the world’s most lucrative literary awards, the Windham-Campbell Prize, worth $165,000 (€146,000). The prizes are among the world’s richest – the Man Booker Prize is worth £50,000 and the International Dublin Literary Award €100,000. Marina Carr won the award in 2017 and fellow Irish playwright Abbie Spallen won in 2016. Together with Madeleine D’Arcy, she co-runs Fiction at the Friary, a free monthly fiction event in Cork. “That kind of money rarely comes the way of a writer of fiction, especially for a collection of short stories.