Kilkenny author in the running for prestigious Wellcome Book Prize

The literary prize is worth more than €34,000 to the winner

Sam Matthews

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BOOK PRIZE

Mark O’ Connell is a past pupil of Kilkenny College

A Kilkenny author has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wellcome Book Prize in the UK.

Mark O’ Connell, a past pupil of Kilkenny College who is now based in Dublin, is in the running for ‘To Be a Machine’, which explores transhumanism.

The literary prize is worth more than €34,000 to the winner. The result will be announced on April 30.