School of English co-sponsors Cork International Short Story Award
The prestigious Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has received substantial support from the School of English, UCC.
As reported in The Examiner, the award is presented to the winner as part of the Cork International Short Story Festival (Sep 18-22, hosted by the Munster Literature Centre) and is normally donated by Cork City Council. Pat Cotter, director of the literature centre, said City Hall had been “encouraging us to find a co-sponsor for a number of years. We tried the business sector and then, out of the blue, Professor Claire Connolly — head of the School of English at UCC — approached us with an offer of a donation which is now in place for three years”.
He said the funding was particularly welcome as the Munster Literature Centre suffered a cut of €10,000 from its Arts Council funding this year.
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