Cambridge Dictionary of Irish Biography Receives Award

The Dictionary of Irish Biography was recently honored with the 2009 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence(PROSE) for Best Multivolume Reference work in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.

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