The Iron Mountain Literature Festival marks the death of the great writer Eugene McCabe with this interview by festival director Vincent Woods recorded at Eugene's home in Monaghan in 2017. The readings are by his daughter, Ruth McCabe. Our condolences to Eugene's wife, Margot and all his family.

John McGahern Award

As part of the Iron Mountain Literature Festival, Leitrim County Council and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre with the support of the McGahern Estate developed the John McGahern Award to encourage the development of emerging Irish writers and to pay tribute to the exceptional contribution of John McGahern to literature, and to Leitrim.

Submissions are now closed. The recipient of the award for 2020 will be announced on Friday 2nd October.