Presented annually at opening of the Listowel Writers Week since 1995. Awarded to the best work of fiction published in Ireland during the previous year. Sponsored by Kerry Ingredients, a division of Kerry Group Plc.
1995 Award Winner: The Fabulists by Philip Casey (The Lilliput Press)
1996 Award Winner: Breakfast at Babylon by Emer Martin (Wolfhound Press, Dublin)
The 1996 judges were novelists Jennifer Johnson and Carla Gebler.