Gerard Donovan wins the Kerry Group Irish Fiction award.

Gerard Donovan has won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction award at Listowel Writer`s Week. Mr Donovan is the author of Schopenhauer`s Telescope and was presented with a cheque for 10,000 euro at the opening of listowel Writers Week last night by John Mc Gahern.This is the 35th annual festival and organisers have received a major boost this week with the announcement of grant aid of 6,000 euro from the Festivals and Cultural Events Intiave. It has been welcomed by Minister John O Donohue.