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Donal Ryan Wins Prestigious Prix Jean Monnet

Fri, 01 Oct 2021

Donal Ryan, author and lecturer in Creative Writing has become the first Irish writer to win the Prix Jean Monnet for European Literature for his work ‘From a Low and Quiet Sea’, published in 2018 and translated into French. Donal will receive his prize at the European Literature Festival in Cognac, France, on November 20th. The writer Gérard de Cortanze, president of the jury for the Jean Monnet Prize, says he wanted to “distinguish a young author considered to be one of the great revelations of Irish literature but also worldwide”. Donal’s colleagues in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences wish to congratulate him on this fantastic news.

Donal Ryan