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IRSCL Edited Book Award, 2019

Congratulations to Dr Pádraic Whyte (School of English, TCD) and Dr Keith O’Sullivan (DCU) editors of Children's Literature Collections: Approaches to Research (Palgrave, 2017) which won the International Research Society for Children's Literature Edited Book Award, 2019. Congratulations, also, to contributors to the volume, including Prof. Aileen Douglas and Prof. Jarlath Killeen (both School of English, TCD). The award was announced at the IRSCL Congress in Stockholm.

The IRSCL Award for outstanding research was established in 1994. It honours a distinguished work of research into children's literary and cultural texts published in the two years prior to the Congress at which it is awarded. (

Children’s Literature Collections: Approaches to Research provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally.