Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Francis MacManus 2012 short story competition winners

At last! And a big congratulations to the winning and shortlisted writers!

Ist prize - It's All a Cod by Phil Kearney Byrne, will be broadcast on Monday 18 June 2012
2nd prize- The Glass by John Austin Connolly, will be broadcast on Tuesday 19 June 2012
3rd prize - At The Ranch by Dorene Groocock, will be broadcast on Wednesday 20 June 2012 )

"For the first time in the history of The RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition 2012 in Memory of Francis Mac Manus, the judges listened to recordings of the stories as well as reading the scripts of each story before deciding on their literary and broadcasting qualities and selecting the winning entries. The professional readers of the stories included Pat Laffan, Cathy Belton, Pat Kinevane and Ingrid Craigie. Series Producer of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition, Clíodhna Ní Anluain, says: "This development in the competition takes into account how the listener experiences the stories, off the page, as literary audio."

Shortlisted Writers

· The Lottery Tickets by Maire P. Crowley, broadcast on Thursday 21 June 2012
· Departed by Barbara Tarrant,  broadcast on Friday 22 June 2012
· All Nine Colours by Annemarie Neary, broadcast on Monday 25 June 2012
· No Candles for Jamie by Jim McGowan, broadcast on Tuesday 26 June 2012
· Haunted by a Rock Band by Frances Macken, broadcast on Wednesday 27 June 2012
· Portrait by Justin MacCarthy, broadcast on Thursday 28 June 2012
· Omissions by Wayne O’Keeffe, broadcast on Friday 29 June 2012
· Remembering the Big Field by Bill Coen, broadcast on Monday 2 July 2012
· You by Nollaig Rowan, broadcast on Tuesday 3 July 2012
· The Pond by Richard Cotter, broadcast on Wednesday 4 July 2012
· Falling is Just Flying Downwards by Ilija Cvetic, broadcast on Thursday 5 July 2012
· Idling by Aideen Henry, broadcast on Friday 6 July 2012
· A Rest on the Stave by Marianne O’Rourke, broadcast on Monday 9 July 2012
· Orange and Brown by Angela Finn, broadcast on Tuesday 10 July 2012
· The Creek by Chris Connolly, broadcast on Wednesday 11 July 2012
· Hold The Line by Eileen Lynch, broadcast on Thursday 12 July 2012
· Friend Me? by Peter McCarthy, broadcast on Friday 13 July 2012
· The Praeger and The Mohican by Áine Ryan, broadcast Monday 16 July 2012
· Five Days to Polling Day by Danielle McLaughlin, broadcast on Tuesday 17 July 2012
· Operation Glasnost by William Kennedy, broadcast on Wednesday 18 July 2012

For more about the winners and the competition click HERE


Brigid said...

Congrats to the winners and shortlistees.
I love the title of the one that won, looking forward to hearing it on the radio:)

Donna Hole said...

That a lot of winners :) Sounded like a cool contest.