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It’s magic for writer Mike as he scoops two awards

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Mayo writer Mike McCormack is celebrating this week after an amazing double swoop in the world of literary awards. On Wednesday night he was named as the Irish Novel of the Year at the Bord Gais Irish Book of the Year Awards and last weekend, he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction — both for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.

It’s magic for Mike as he scoops prestigious Goldsmiths Prize

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Mike McCormack novelist and NUI Galway English lecturer is celebrating this week after he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.

It's magic for Mike as he scoops prestigious Goldsmiths Prize

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MIKE MCCORMACK, the novelist and NUI Galway English lecturer is celebrating this week after he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.

Boffins head to ‘Bofin for Conversations Festival from this evening

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The Inish: Island Conversations festival will take place on Inishbofin from today, running over the weekend, will feature the best in literature, poetry, film and music. Now in its second year, the cultural festival will see world-class performers, writers and artists convene in this special, secluded place for performances, talks, and conversations.

Mike McCormack launches new novel this weekend

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SOLAR BONES, the new novel from Galway writer Mike McCormack, will be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, tomorrow at 6.30pm, with comedian Tommy Tiernan as guest speaker.

‘A truly intimate, international festival’ –Cúirt programme launched

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IT MAY have been a miserable raiany evening, but that did nothing to deter or dampen the spirits of the many Cúirt enthusiasts who thronged the House Hotel on Tuesday evening for the programme launch of this year’s festival.

Tobias Wolff to read at Cúirt

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TOBIAS WOLFF, the American writer best known for his 1989 memoir This Boy's Life, will take part in the 2016 Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which will be launched in The House Hotel on Tuesday March 8 at 6pm.

Unique Lady Gregory portrait joins collection at NUI Galway

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William Butler Yeats, poet, playwright, politician, and Nobel prize-winner for literature, always looked west. Through rare books, art, music, drama, and film, the Yeats and the West exhibition at NUI Galway discovers what the west meant to him, and what this might mean for us. As part of this exhibition of original materials that are unique to the West of Ireland, NUI Galway has added a recently acquired portrait of Lady Gregory painted by the artist Gerald Festus Kelly in 1912.

Mayo University Hospital wins two awards at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Achievement Awards

Staff at Mayo University Hospital received two awards at the recent Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards which took place on Friday November 13 at an event in the Sligo Park Hotel. A group of staff from A Ward in the hospital who dealt with a fire earlier this year and ensured the safety of patients and staff received the Unsung Hero Award. 

Mayo Medical Academy to be completed this autumn

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, this week has welcomed the news that the dean of the Mayo Medical Academy, consultant surgeon Dr Kevin Barry, has been promoted to the role of professor by NUIG. Dr Barry is the only consultant to have been appointed to this role outside of the staff of Galway University Hospital. The Taoiseach also said this week that the €2.2 million project which will house the academy on a permanent basis is expected to be completed within the next two months.

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