1986 Prize

Observe The Sons of UlsterWinner:
Frank McGuinness, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme
First produced by Abbey Theatre, 1985
published by Faber

Special Award:
Hubert Butler [essayist]

Press coverage:

Irish Times 1987A Prize for understanding
Roy Foster looks at past winners and the shortlist for the 1986 prize
Irish Times March 1987
Download printer-friendly PDF (277k)

The Observer 22 March 1987Hands across a minefield
Roy Foster on the prize history and 1986 prize shortlist
The Observer 22 March 1987
Download printer-friendly PDF (439k)