Rooney Prize for Irish Literature

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The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature was created in 1976 by the Irish American businessman Dan Rooney, owner and chairman of the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers franchise and former US Ambassador to Ireland.[1] The prize is awarded to Irish writers aged under 40 who are published in Irish or English. Although often associated with individual books, it is intended to reward a body of work. Originally worth £750,[2] the current value of the prize is €10,000.[3]

List of recipients[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b McDonough, Tim (2 January 1981). "Irish Tales Have Rooney Angle". Pittsburgh Press. Daniel Rooney, whose correct middle initial, by the way, is M, confirmed that his family annually awards a prize of $2,000 to an Irish writer. The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, he explained, has been given for the last seven years to a native of Ireland who must be under 40 years old and writing in either English or Irish.
  2. ^ a b "An Irishman's Diary", The Irish Times, 7 May 1976.
  3. ^ a b Caroline Walsh, "Loose Leaves", The Irish Times, 21 June 2008.
  4. ^ James McElroy, Ireland: A Traveler's Literary Companion, (Whereabouts Press, 2007), page 147.
  5. ^ "The Hogan File", The Irish Times, 2 April 2005.
  6. ^ "Judges shortlist 16 authors", The Irish Times, 4 September 1999 (NB article dates the prize as 1977 but other sources confirm Hogan as 1977 winner)
  7. ^ "Writer and editor Kate Cruise O'Brien dies in Dublin aged 49", The Irish Times, 27 March 1997
  8. ^ Mary O'Donnell, "A scathing scourge of suburbia", The Irish Times, 1 February 1992
  9. ^ "Neil Jordan Gets Rooney Prize", The Irish Times, 7 October 1981
  10. ^ "Poet wins £1,000 Rooney Prize", The Irish Times, 17 September 1982
  11. ^ "Irish Literature Prize Awarded", The Irish Times, 30 August 1983
  12. ^ Caroline Walsh, "Rooney writing prize awarded", The Irish Times 25 October 1984
  13. ^ Elgy Gillespie, "Literature prize for Buncrana writer", The Irish Times, 14 June 1985
  14. ^ David Nowlan, "Playwright wins £2,500 award", The Irish Times, 13 June 1986
  15. ^ Mary Leland, "No Cheap Thrills", The Irish Times, 20 February 1988
  16. ^ John Kenny, "Building the structure", The Irish Times, 5 April 2003.
  17. ^ "Judges shortlist 11 authors", The Irish Times, 2 September 1997
  18. ^ "The Irish Times / ESB Theatre Awards: The Judges", The Irish Times, 8 February 1999
  19. ^ "Dublin writer receives award", The Irish Times, 16 June 1992
  20. ^ "Dublin poet wins Rooney Prize", The Irish Times, 17 June 1993
  21. ^ "McCann wins Rooney Prize", The Irish Times, 18 June 1994
  22. ^ Robert O'Byrne, "With a swansong in her Hart", The Irish Times, 17 June 1995
  23. ^ "Special award presented to two poets", The Irish Times, 6 February 1996
  24. ^ "Haverty wins literature award", The Irish Times, 14 June 1997
  25. ^ "Rooney Winner", The Irish Times, 4 June 1998
  26. ^ "Mark of success", The Irish Times, 10 June 1999.
  27. ^ "New man in Galway", The Irish Times, 10 June 2000
  28. ^ "Loose leaves", The Irish Times, 9 June 2001
  29. ^ "Poem of the week", Guardian, 21 April 2008
  30. ^ Fiona Smith, "Stacking myths, making meaning", The Irish Times, 20 May 2006
  31. ^ "O'Brien captures the Rooney", The Irish Times, 10 May 2003
  32. ^ "Kilroy wins Rooney", The Irish Times, 12 June 2004
  33. ^ "Laird wins Rooney Prize", The Irish Times, 4 June 2005
  34. ^ "Ó Ceallaigh wins Rooney", The Irish Times, 17 June 2006
  35. ^ Caroline Walsh, "Loose Leaves", The Irish Times, 10 October 2007
  36. ^ "Novelist Kevin Power is awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2009". Trinity College, Dublin. 8 October 2009.[permanent dead link]
  37. ^ "Cork poet O'Sullivan wins Rooney prize". The Irish Times. 10 October 2010.
  38. ^ "Novelist and Dramatist Lucy Caldwell Awarded Rooney Prize 2011". Trinity College, Dublin. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  39. ^ "Dramatist Harris wins Rooney Prize". The Irish Times. 10 October 2012.
  40. ^ "Poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa awarded €10,000 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2016". The Irish Times. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  41. ^ "A Dublin janitor wins the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature from the university she cleans". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2018-10-12.