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Frank O'Connor Award for Young Skins

Young Skins jacketThe Frank O'Connor Short Story Award has gone to Mayo author Colin Barrett for his debut collection, Young Skins

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Irish Interest Bestsellers

The Loneliest Boy In The World jacket imageThe Loneliest Boy In The World is the fascinating memoir of Gearoid Cheaist O Cathain, the last child to be born and raised on the Blasket Islands, now uninhabited since the evacuation of the remaining population in 1953. Other bestsellers this month include Kevin Birmingham's account of the long gestation and struggle towards publication of Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses, and Charles Townshend's history of the War of Independence.

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