Irish Book Awards

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  • Avoca
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  • Irish Independent
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  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Ireland AM
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  • National Book Awards

Austin Duffy


Austin Duffy grew up in Ireland and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He is a practising medical oncologist at the National Cancer Institute in Washington DC, where he lives with his wife and two children. In 2011, Duffy was awarded RTÉ’s Francis MacManus award for his short story Orca.