Paul Murray’s The Bee Sting wins inaugural Nero book of the year prize

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Thursday March 14, 2024 at 9:49pm

Paul Murray’s The Bee Sting wins inaugural Nero book of the year prize

Irish author’s ‘suspenseful and linguistically astonishing’ fourth novel praised for its ‘great wit and humanity’ by judge Bernadine Evaristo


Author Paul Murray, whose fourth novel The Bee Sting won the inaugural £30,000 Nero Gold book of the year prize.

Paul Murray’s The Bee Sting wins inaugural Nero book of the year prize

Irish author’s ‘suspenseful and linguistically astonishing’ fourth novel praised for its ‘great wit and humanity’ by judge Bernadine Evarist

The Irish author Paul Murray has won the inaugural £30,000 Nero Gold prize for The Bee Sting, a comic family saga set in rural Ireland.

Murray was announced as the winner at a ceremony in London on Thursday. “This is a wonderfully ambitious and entrancing novel about a family imploding against a background of Ireland’s economic and social crisis of the late 00s,” said the judging chair and Booker-winning author Bernardine Evaristo.

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