Mike McCormack (Author)
Mike McCormack (born in London in 1965 ) is an Irish writer who writes short stories and novels. McCormack is best known for his third novel Solar Bones from 2016, which consists of a single sentence and has won several prestigious awards.
Mike McCormack was born in London in 1965, but grew up in Louisburgh in Co Mayo in western Ireland. He graduated from the University of Ireland at Galway in 1990 with a degree in English literature and philosophy. His first publication was a volume of short stories ( Getting It In the Head , 1996), which was followed by his first novel, Crowe's Requiem, in 1998. By 2018 two more novels ( Notes from a Coma and Solar Bones ) as well as Forensic Songs, a second volume of short stories, were published.
McCormack lives in Galway and teaches at the university there. He is a member of Aosdána .
- 1996: Rooney Prize for Irish Literature
- 2016: Goldsmiths Prize for Solar Bones
- 2016: Irish Book Award for Solar Bones
- 2018: International DUBLIN Literary Award for Solar Bones
- Getting It In the Head . Short stories. 1996
- Crowe's Requiem . Novel. 1998
- Notes from a coma . Novel. 2005
- Forensic songs . Short stories. 2012
- Solar bones . Novel. Tramp Press, Dublin 2016, ISBN 978-0992817091
- Mike McCormack on transcript-review.org, accessed June 13, 2018
- Goldsmiths Prize: Single sentence novel wins £ 10,000 award , bbc.com, November 10, 2016, accessed June 13, 2018
- In an interview with Sian Cain: Mike McCormack wins € 100,000 International Dublin literary award with one-sentence novel , theguardian.com, June 13, 2018, accessed June 14, 2018
- The € 100,000 International Dublin Award Highlights Ireland's Tramp Press , publishingperspectives.com, June 14, 2018, accessed June 15, 2018
- Mike McCormack: Taking risks, challenging publishers, and earning readers , irishtimes.com, September 20, 2013, accessed June 13, 2018
- Mike McCormack wins € 100,000 International Dublin Literary Award , irishtimes.com, published and accessed June 13, 2018
- Mike McCormack elected to Aosdána , tramppress.com, accessed June 14, 2018
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Irish writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||London|