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Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017 Over The Edge New Writer of Year SHORTLIST



2017 OVER THE EDGE
NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR
SHORTLIST

FICTION
Teresa Sweeney, Galway, ‘Stars’
Una Mannion, Sligo, ‘Dogwood’
Niamh MacCabe, Leitrim, ‘Steer’, ‘Memorise’, ‘Dark’
David O’Dwyer, Dublin ‘The Empty’
Niall Bourke, London ‘The Hands’
Gerard McKeown, London ‘Sisters’
Edna Faye Kiel, Clare, ‘Circles’
Edel Burke, Mayo, ‘One’
Barbara Lovric, Kerry, ‘Commitment’
Kathryn Burke, Dublin, ‘The Depth’, ‘A Legacy’
Paula Conway, East Sussex, ‘The Chalk’
P.J. Moore, Galway ‘Thick’
James Finlan, Galway, ‘The Gospel’
Maeve Mulrennan, Galway, ‘End of’
Richard Newton, Hampshire, ‘Loose’
Edna Faye Kiel, Clare, ‘Circles’
Angela Victory, Galway, ‘Aussie’


POETRY
James Anthony, Athlone
Sarah Padden, Galway
Ursula Shields-Huemer, Galway
Alyn Fenn, Cork
Julie Irigaray, France
Anne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo
Roisin Browne, Dublin
Caroline Am Bergris, London
Emily V, North Dakota
Connie Masterson, Galway
Jean Tuomey, Mayo
Colin Dardis, Belfast
Evan Costigan, Kildare
Morag Anderson, Scotland
Stephanie Brennan, Galway
Caroline Bracken, Wicklow
Kathryn Guille, Limerick
Ruth Aylett, Scotland
Christine Valters-Paintner, Galway
Art Ó Súilleabháin, Galway
Jo Burns, Germany
Simon Murphy, Bristol
Chris Jenkins, Belfast
Nollaig Rowan, Dublin
Lauren Garland, London
Flish McCarthy, Galway
Bogusia Wardein, Norway
Audrey Molloy, Australia
Aidan Hynes, Dublin,
Karin Molde, Germany
Patrick Holloway, Brazil
Sighle Meehan, Galway
Steve Fraser, Scotland

We would like to thank our competition sponsors: 
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Dock No. 1, Ward’s Hotel
Clare Daly TD, Kenny’s Bookshop 
& Senator Trevor Ó’Clochartaigh 

We would also like to thank this year's competition judge, Nicki Griffin
The longlist can be read here
 
 THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED   @
The October Over The Edge: Open Reading
on Thursday, October 26th 
Galway City Library, 6.30-8pm