Library staff member Ronan Kelly has been shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards 2008, for his book Bard of Erin: The Life of Thomas Moore.
Close to 350 books were submitted by book publishers from both Ireland and the UK for inclusion in the competition, which has a total prize fund of €45,000. Ronan is nominated in the biography/non-fiction category and is also in the running for the overall award.
Congratulations to Ronan on his fine achievement. We'll be keeping our fingers crossed on the 10 November 2008 when the winners are announced!