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UNB alumna wins prestigious international literary award

Author: Angie Deveau

Posted on Jun 28, 2019

Category: News and Notices

A University of New Brunswick graduate has received the International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s largest literary prize awarded to a single novel.

Emily Ruskovich, a UNB master of arts (’09) graduate, won the award for her debut novel, Idaho. The prize is worth €100,000 and has previously been awarded to such notable writers as Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk.

Ms. Ruskovich’s novel was selected from a list of 141 books, which were nominated by libraries in 115 cities from 41 countries. Idaho was nominated by a public library branch in Bruges, Belgium.

Read more about Ms. Ruskovich's award and novel in the UNB Newsroom.

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