Thursday, May 12, 2011

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition Shortlist 2011

The Shortlist for the Francis Mac Manus Awards has been announced here and I'm thrilled skinny that my story "The Every Day Woman" made the list!

The results will be announced on on a special edition of Arts Tonight with Vincent Woods on RTE Radio 1 on Monday 16th May at 10pm. All the shortlisted stories will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 beginning with the winning story on Monday 6th June at 11.10pm (The Book on One Slot) so I'm looking forward to hearing it on the airways. Happy Thursday and congratulations to all the shortlisted writers.

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2011 Shortlist:

(1) “Seven Steps Home” by Andrew Fox, Skerries, Co. Dublin.
(2) “First and First” by John Butler, Mount Merrion, Dublin.
(3) “Routines” by Maura O’Brien, Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
(4) “Shadow Girl” by Breda Joy, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
(5) “The Every Day Woman” by Niamh Boyce, Ballylinan, Athy, Co. Kildare.
(6) “Saibh” by Aideen Henry, Claddagh, Galway.
(7) “In My Granny’s” by Bernadette Melia, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
(8) “Don’t Start Listening To This Story” by Patrick G. O’Connor, Castleconell, Co. Limerick.
(9) “The Lightning Field” by Jon Gregory, Molesworth Place, Dublin 2.
(10) “Scar” by Des Mc Inerney, Walkinstown, Dublin 12.
(11) “The Devil’s Breath” by Sheila Barrett, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
(12) “The Little Girl In Pink” by Davnet Heery, Indrebhán, Co. na Gallaimhe.
(13) “The Secret of Mary” by Jacinta Carey, Manor Estate, Dublin12.
(14) “Granite” by Alice Redmond, Killiney, Co. Dublin.
(15) “Breath” by Anne Harris, King’s Road, Belfast.
(16) “It’s Been A While” by Richard Stevens, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
(17) “If Birds Could Talk” by Francis Browner, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
(18) “Remembering Belinda 1959” by Vincent Scott, Vernon Street, Dublin 8.
(19) “The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Natalie Ryan, Monkstown Valley, Co. Dublin.
(20) “Still Life with Apples” by Rachael Hegarty, Raheny, Dublin 5.
(21) “The Third Quarter” by Carl O’Brien, Mount Brown, Dublin 8.
(22) “Orca” by Austin Duffy, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
(23) “The Street With Looking Glass Eyes” by Geraldine Mills, Roscahill, Galway.
(24) “Platform 17 – Grand Central Station” by Patrick Griffin, Archer’s Crescent, Kilkenny.
(25) “Wonderland” by Ilona Blunden, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

21 comments:

Niamh B said...

Fab news Niamh!!! Huge Congrats

Brigid said...

That's great news, Niamh. I am delighted for you and looking forward to hearing your story on the 'wireless'. Good for you, no better woman!!

Ann said...

Wonderful Niamh. I am thrilled for you. Can't wait to hear/read your story. Oh I am just delighted for you!!!

Michael Farry said...

Well done Niamh!! Good luck on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making the shortlist and best of luck!

Danielle

Ann Grenier said...

Niamh,
Congratulations on your selection for the shortlist. Wonderful!

Lydia said...

That is wonderful and exciting news! I am thrilled for you and hope you win, but heavens, being on the short list is HUGE HUMONGOUS GIANT! Congrats to you. :)

Orla Fay said...

Well done Niamh, delighted for you :))

Martin H. said...

Congratulations, Niamh!

Anthony Duce said...

Congratulations

Old Kitty said...

Niamh you amazing and beautiful and ever so talented woman!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck!!! I have everything - legs, arms, extra limbs, eyes an third eye crossed for you!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! How exciting!! Yay!! take care
x

Brigid said...

Niamh, Big Congrats, my comment was deleted by the 'Bloggergate' mess - up.
Great news and no surprise, cant wait to hear your story. Go girl!!

120 Socks said...

Hi Niamh,

That is brilliant news. I am absolutely delighted for you. It is a tough one to crack, so very well done. My internet has been down for a little over a week, so not blogging, but just wanted to send my good wishes.

120 Socks said...

Hi Niamh,

That is brilliant news. I am absolutely delighted for you. It is a tough one to crack, so very well done. My internet has been down for a little over a week, so not blogging, but just wanted to send my good wishes.

Mari G said...

Well done, Niamh...look forward to hearing story broadcast whatever the outcome!
Good luck Monday.

Titus said...

Well, mega-congratulations, and good luck!

AquaMarina said...

good for you! here's to the next stage - fingers crossed!x

Marinela said...

Cong on making the shortlist and best of luck! Well done :)

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Little Miss. Sort Of Writing! said...

Congrats Niamh!!!!!! :) :) :)

Words A Day said...

Thanks everyone - thanks a million Little Miss Sort Of Writing!

Michael Doran said...

Well done Niamh ...well deserved... delighted for you... michael Doran