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Friday 18 April 2014

Irish writer wins £10k for debut novel

IRISH writer Nicola White has won the 2013 Dundee International Book Prize, the UK's most lucrative award for debut novelists.

She receives the £10,000 (€11,720) cash prize and a publishing deal for 'In The Rosary Garden', a crime thriller inspired by a true case of infanticide in Ireland in the 1980s.

More than 350 entries from around the world were read before the judging panel that included TV personality Lorraine Kelly, actor Brian Cox and Costa Prize-winning novelist AL Kennedy.

They described Ms White's book as "courageous and intelligent".

The author grew up in Dublin and New York and she now lives on the Clyde coast in Scotland.

Irish Independent

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