Wednesday 3 December 2008

Congrats Pat!

Okay, Glen Patterson isn't strictly a crime writer. He's of the Belfast literary set. But we won't hold that against him. Instead, let's focus on the positives:

I attended one of his readings at No Alibis this year and it was very good.

He's a friend of David Torrans, who owns No Alibis.

Peter Rozovsky went home to Philly with one of his books, purchased at... No Alibis!

So, I reckon there's a place here for him, and I thought this was great news:

Glenn Patterson, one of Northern Ireland's leading novelists, has been honoured by the Lannan Foundation in the USA with a two-year literary fellowship, worth 100,000. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, in 2006, honoured him with a Major Individual Artist award worth £15,000.

You'll find a full report on the Arts Council of Northern Ireland website. Click here.

Best of luck, Mister Patterson!


Michael Stone said...

It's very vulgar to talk about money, Mr Brennan. You should be focussing on the literary merits of the awards, the prestige and the how much did you say? *blinks* Wow.

Nice one, Mr Patterson!

Stuart Neville said...

Congrats to Mr Patterson - that's good news given the gloom withing the publishing industry at the minute.

Gerard Brennan said...

Mike - He did all right, didn't he?

Stuart - Yup, always good to see another writer do well. Means there's hope out there for all of us.