April 16-17 Michael Crummey & Kathleen Winter
Newfoundland and Labrador writers Kathleen Winter and Micheal Crummey today breathe the rarefied air of the highest levels of the literary world. Kathleen has just reached the shortlist of eight writers for this year’s Orange Prize with her first novel, Annabel, and Michael, too, sits as one of ten on a shortlist, for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award. His third novel, Galore has been nominated for that distinction.
The Orange prize for fiction is an annual award for excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from around the world. The winner receives a 30,000 pound cheque.
The IMPAC award is the world’s richest literary prize - the winner receives 100,000 euros.
Mack Furlong spoke with Kathleen in Montreal by phone and Michael here in our studio.