Dublin Novelist Catherine Dunne wins Boccaccio International Prize for Fiction

Posted: July 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dublin author Catherine Dunne has won the prestigious Giovanni Boccaccio International Prize for Fiction for her novel The Things We Know Now. This year’s prize celebrates the 700th anniversary of the Italian novelist Giovanni Boccaccio’s birthday – he was born in Florence in 1313. The prize will be presented at a special ceremony in Florence in September. Previous winners incude Vikram Seth, Mark Hadden and Muriel Spark.
The Boccaccio Litearary Society says of Catherine’s novel: “In her imaginative exploration of the most painful grief that anyone can endure – the loss of a child through suicide – Dunne excavates the subleties of both the inexplicable and the unspeakable. She illuminates that lack of understanding and awareness that can inhabit even the strongest and closest of our human relationships.”

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