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22/10/2021

Derry Girls up for another award

The Derry Girls show and Derry-born journalist Tony Connelly have both been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

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The Derry Girls show and Derry-born journalist Tony Connelly have both been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Channel 4 sitcom, written by local woman Lisa McGee, has been shortlisted for the 26th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize, in memory of the British ambassador to Ireland who was killed by the IRA in 1976.

Tony Connelly is also on the shortlist for a Christopher Ewart-Biggs award for his book, Brexit and Ireland.

The prize, worth £7,500, will be announced in late April in Dublin.

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