Tipperary-born Donal Ryan among three Irish writers who made Man Booker prize long list for literature
A debut novelist rejected by publishers 47 times has described how he was “literally speechless” when he found out he had been longlisted for the world’s most prestigious literary prize.
Tipperary-born Donal Ryan, is among three Irish writers who made the 2013 Man Booker prize longlist for literature.
The 37-year-old public servant was so convinced he wouldn’t make the cut he had booked time off work “to get over the disappointment”.
“Even though I knew I wouldn’t really have a right to be disappointed I had booked the day off work and planned to stay at home on my own so nobody would have to look at my long face,” he said.