Irish PEN Award

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Irish PEN Award for Literature is an annual literary award presented by Irish PEN since 1999. Its intent is to honour an Irish-born writer who has made an outstanding contribution to Irish literature. The award is for a significant body of work and is open to novelists, playwrights, poets, scriptwriters.

In 2012, the award was presented to novelist Joseph O'Connor by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.[1][2]

The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by PEN affiliates in over 145 PEN centres around the world.



  1. ^ Higgins, Michael D. (10 February 2012). "Presentation of the Irish PEN Award for Literature". Office of the President of Ireland. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hegarty, Shane (10 February 2012). "O'Connor to receive Irish Pen prize from President". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "John Banville to receive the 2013 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature". Irish PEN. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Rose Doyle (13 February 2013). "Living here: Playwright and poet Frank McGuinness in Booterstown, Co Dublin". The Irish Times. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "McGuinness honoured with 2014 Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature". University College Dublin. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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