Wednesday 17 January 2018

Harris wins writer prize

The prestigious Rooney Prize for Irish Literature has been awarded to Nancy Harris in recognition of her outstanding promise as a dramatist.

Daughter of 'Sunday Independent' editor Anne Harris and columnist Eoghan Harris, the prize is awarded annually to a young Irish writer who shows exceptional promise in her field.

She follows in the footsteps of such well-known writers as Neil Jordan, Frank McGuinness, Anne Enright and Bernard Farrell.

Educated at Trinity College Dublin, her play 'No Romance' premiered at the Abbey Theatre in March 2011.

"Critics and audiences have been impressed by her psychological insight and by her sharp wit,'' said Dr Terence Brown, chair of the Rooney Prize committee.

Irish Independent

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