With much regret we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Iron Mountain Literature Festival this year as well as the event with Richard Ford in conversation with Vincent Woods. The annual John McGahern Award will however go ahead as scheduled and submissions are now being accepted.

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 being accepted for the 2020 John McGahern Award. The closing date for receipt of submissions is Midnight on Friday 31st July 2020.