The winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2014 was announced today (30 June), with the award going to Fiona Doyle's lyrical, compassionate and urgent drama Coolatully.
Kilian was once Coolatully's pride and joy, its champion on the hurling field. Now the village can't muster a team, the country's shutting down, and Eilish wants to leave for a new life across the ocean. And this is 2014. As Irish history repeats itself, Kilian must confront the demons of the past and decide whether to stay or go forever.
Coolatully will premiere at the Finborough Theatre, London, in October 2014, and the script will be published by Nick Hern Books. It's available to pre-order now.
Founded in 2009, the Papatango New Writing Prize is a yearly award Previous winners include Foxfinder by Dawn King, Pack by Louise Monaghan and Unscorched by Luke Owen. For more information about the Prize, visit the Papatango website.