Writer Alan Monaghan lends his support to Friends of Preston Library
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Award-winning author flew in from Dublin to take part in fundraising pub quiz
A best-selling author flew in to the UK to show his support for a group of library campaigners.
Award-winning Irish writer Alan Monaghan travelled from Dublin to take part in a pub quiz organised by Friends of Preston Library last night.
FOPL runs a pop-up library which was established after Brent Council axed Preston Library in Preston Road and five other branches in the borough as part of a £1million cost-cutting exercise.
The group regularly hold events including pub quizzes to raise funds for their cause.
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Last night’s event, which took place in The Preston in Preston Road, Wembley, is believed to have raised around £300.
Mr Monaghan, who won the 2002 Hennessy New Irish Writer Award, said: “I am pretty-much self-taught when is comes to literature and without libraries I should never have had one novel published let alone three.
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“That is why I am supporting the library campaign as closing libraries shuts out access to books full stop.”