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Stone Mad for Reading


The search for Cork’s Favourite Book is over. After 7 months of voting, 10 shortlisted titles, the winner has been revealed: Stone Mad by Seamus Murphy.

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See result of the voting

Thanks to everyone who voted. 

In June, each of the shortlisted titles was championed in an event in the City Library. Download the event brochure here: CorksFavouriteBook_Champions (PDF file 1.2 MB)

A video recording of the event is available here.

 

The Short List

 

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Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
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Champion: Irene Kelleher, actress

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Máire MacSwiney Brugha
History's Daughter
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Champion: Máirín Quill, former TD

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Alan Corbett
The Ghost of Shandon
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Champion: Sheelagh Moloney, Twenty Twenty Gallery

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Paul Durcan
Praise in which I live and move and have my being
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Champion: Afric McGlinchey, poet

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Paul Howard 
Triggs
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Champion: Mary Malone, author

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Mark McAvoy
Cork Rock: from Rory Gallagher to the Sultans of Ping
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Champion: John Spillane, singer, musician

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Monica McNamara
The Lobby Bar 
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Champion: Conal Creedon, writer

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Gerry Murphy
My Flirtation with International Socialism
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Champion: Billy Ramsell, poet

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Seamus Murphy
Stone Mad
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Champion: Johnny Hanrahan, dramatist

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J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
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Champion: Máirín Rua Ní hAodha, young writer