ATG Quirkies: Janitor Gets a Rooney: No More Cleaning the Library

by | Nov 26, 2018 | 0 comments

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Dublin janitor has won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature from the university she cleans

“Trinity College Dublin presented Ms. Caitríona Lally last week with the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, one of Ireland’s most prestigious literary honors. The prize committee praised her book, “Eggshells,” as “a work of impressive imaginative reach, witty, subtle and occasionally endearingly unpredictable.”

For the past three and a half years, Ms. Lally has worked as a janitor at the college…”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)


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