• 2021 International Flann O'Brien Awards Shortlists Announced!

    Posted by Paul Fagan on 2021-06-07


Sincere thanks to all who voted in the 2021 International Flann O'Brien Awards. We are delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates below. Based on the public votes, there are 2 shortlisted nominees for Best Book 2019–20, and 7 shortlisted nominees for Best Article 2019–20.

The winners will be chosen from the shortlists by impartial judges appointed from outside the Society. The winners will be announced at the 110 Myles: Flann O’Brien at a Distance online symposium (24–27 July 2021). Best of luck to all the nominees!


Shortlised Candidates

Best Book-Length Publication 2019–20


Ruben Borg and Paul Fagan (eds), Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour (Cork: Cork University Press, 2020). Available at: https://www.corkuniversitypress.com/Flann-O-Brien-p/9781782054214.htm  


Fionntán de Brún and Antain Mag Shamhráin (eds), Ón nGruagach Gréagach go Myles na gCopaleen: saol agus Saothar Mhuintir Nualláin (Maigh Nuad: An Sagart, 2019). Available at: https://www.litriocht.com/t%C3%A1irge/leachtai-cholm-cille-xlix/?lang=en 



Shortlised Candidates

Best Essay-Length Publication 2019–20


Joseph Brooker, ‘Do Bicycles Dream of Atomic Sheep? Forms of the Fantastic in Flann O’Brien and Philip K. Dick,’ The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O’Brien Studies 4, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 1–23. Available at: https://doi.org/10.16995/pr.3383 


Katherine Ebury, ‘“nothing in the world would save me from the gallows”: O’Nolan and the Death Penalty,’ Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour, eds. Ruben Borg and Paul Fagan (Cork: Cork University Press, 2020), 34–47. Available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2727009 


Paul Fagan, ‘Secret Scriptures: Brendan Behan in the Cruiskeen Lawn,’ in Reading Brendan Behan, ed. John McCourt (Cork: Cork University Press, 2019), 163–184. Available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2390184 


Catherine Flynn, ‘Everybody Here Is under Arrest: Translation and Politics in Cruiskeen Lawn,’ Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour, eds. Ruben Borg and Paul Fagan (Cork: Cork University Press, 2020), 19–33. Available at: https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2727004 


Tobias Harris, ‘Blather, Razzle and Dada: Contextualizing Brian O'Nolan's Early Journalism,’ Modernist Cultures 14, no. 2 (2019): 151–171. Available at: https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/pdfplus/10.3366/mod.2019.0248 


Maebh  Long,  ‘Is  It  About  a  Typewriter?  Brian  O’Nolan  and  Technologies of Inscription’, The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O’Brien Studies 4, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 1–16. Available at: https://doi. org/10.16995/pr.2882 


W. Michelle Wang, ‘Postmodern Play with Worlds: The Case of At Swim-Two-Birds,’ in Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology, eds. Alice Bell and Marie-Laure Ryan (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), 132–156. Available at: https://dr.ntu.edu.sg/bitstream/10356/148313/2/Bell-Ryan_05%20%281%29.pdf


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