The winner in the fiction category and 2015 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year is Paul Duffy from Wicklow for his short story 'Redolence'. Paul receives a cash prize of €700 and his short story manuscript will be read by Doire Press. Paul will be a Featured Reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading during the first half of 2016. Paul also receives a basket of books from Kenny’s Bookshop.
The poetry winner is Bennett McNiff from Drogheda, for his poem 'Stavrogin in Iceland'. Bennett receives a cash prize of €300; his poetry manuscript will be read by Salmon Poetry.
Runners up and highly commended in Poetry:
2nd place: Rachel Coventry from Galway for ‘What Did I Do To Deserve You’
3rd place: Paul McCarrick from Athlone for ‘Thanks to the Internet’.
Runners up and highly commended in Fiction:
2nd place: Dermot Duffy from Dublin for ‘Luke Kelly’s Bones’.
3rd place: Michelle Coyne from Galway for ‘The Sniper’
You can read the shortlist here.
We thank our judge Dave Lordan and our sponsors: Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop; Dock No, 1, ISupply Quay Street; Ward’s Hotel; Derek Nolan TD; Clare Daly TD; and Kenny’s Bookshop & Gallery.