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Winner of Michael McLaverty short story award announced

Eamon McGuinness wins the McLaverty award

A WRITER from Dublin has been announced as the winner of the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award.

Eamon McGuinness won the Linen Hall Library's prize for his story Nothing He Couldn't Carry.

The award, which has run biennially since 2006, is named in honour of the late Michael McLaverty, who was one of the foremost proponents of the Irish short story.

McLaverty was the principal of the former St Thomas' High School on Whiterock Road in west Belfast. As well as his own writing career, he acted as mentor to Seamus Heaney, who credited him as a key influence.

His archive was donated to the library in 2005.

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