William (aka Billy) Ryan (’83) shortlisted for Irish Fiction Award

Extract from Irish Times 23rd April 2011:

This debut novel by London-based Irish author William Ryan is on the shortlist for this year’s Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award where he is pitted against four other contenders who are all high-profile writers: Joseph O’Connor, Emma Donoghue, Neil Jordan and Claire Keegan. The winner will be announced at Listowel Writers’ Week in the first week of June and Ryan’s absorbing page-turner is a worthy contender.

The full article is available at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2011/0423/1224295291673.html