24/01/2011

Paul Murray shortlisted for Major US Book Prize

UEA alumnus Paul Murray has been included on the shortlist of five titles in the fiction category of the National Book Critics Circle Award in America for his second novel, ‘Skippy Dies’. Paul was was born in 1975 and studied English literature at Trinity College, Dublin before joining the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2000-1. His debut novel, 'An Evening of Long Goodbyes', was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2003. ‘Skippy Dies’ is published by Faber & Faber and was shortlisted last year for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing and the Costa Novel Award. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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