So first-time writers can get recognized after all! It's about time. There is hope for us !
Boston-born writer, Michael Thomas has been bestowed the Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel, 'Man Gone Down'.
The prize is among the literary world's most rewarding, with a grant of $140,000 - pretty incredible.
Michael Thomas overcame a solid consortium of writers in the final list that even included Junot Diaz' Pulitzer Prize winning 'The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'.
Well done, Michael. Let's hope there is more to come from you. You give all new writers hope.
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