Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Francis Mac Manus Short Story Award Shortlist 2010

Congratulations to everyone shortlisted(esp to Brigid O Connor who blogs at Sortofwriting!!)It is an extra achievement this year as they had the most entries ever.
The Shortlist...
The Sampler by Jeanne Beary
None Of Us Will Be Okay by Elizabeth Costello
Friday by Larry Cotter
Scabapple by Gabriel Curtis
The Effort of Walking in Water by Catherine Finn
Nesting by Andrew Fox
Four by Four by Richard Gibney
Remains of the Dead World by David Hayden
The Shallow End by Ned Kennedy
Silverfish by Eileen Lynch
Radiators Hiss When They Are Bled by Maire Mc Sweeney
Richard the Lionheart by Maurice Maguire
The Ghosts of Saturday Night by Ailbe Malone
Comfort by Sheila Mannix
Madigan’s Lake by Patrick Mc Cusker
Kaare by Darragh Mc Keon
The Night Is Cold, The Hour Is Late by Maire Ni Tuathail
In A Minute Rita by Brigid O’Connor
Raparee by John Philip O’Connor
Split by Sarah Purcell
Fishing for Dreams by Joyce Russell
Digging Australia by Bernadette M. Smyth
May to September by Richard Stevens
Gravity by Cathy Sweeney
A Sunny Sunday In July by Grace Trench

And for the rest of us, the long wait is over and we can send our beloved stories off to fight another day!

4 comments:

Ann said...

Congrats to Brigid!!! and everyone else, but esp. Brigid. clapping and whawhoing very loudly!

Theresa Milstein said...

Yay, Brigid! I'm so excited for her.

Brigid said...

Thanks Niamh for the special mention and lovely comments

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