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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’
Micheál Ó’Síocháin, Cork ‘A Day In’
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