Hennessy Nominees Announced & New Home For New Irish Writing

Those who are interested in writing short stories might want to have a look at the below – a new home for the Hennessy Irish Writers award. I’ve been published three times, always when the subject matter is Irish and sombre.

Short Story Ireland


A hearty congratulations to the nominees of the Hennessy Literary Awards which have just been announced. Eighteen writers have been chosen from entries submitted in 2014 in three categories: First Fiction, Emerging Fiction, and Emerging Poetry. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Dublin on February 24th.

In related news, 2015 sees New Irish Writing move to The Irish Times. This article provides an interesting read on the background of the page where several noted Irish writers were first published.

Nominees for the 

Sheila Armstrong: Skins

The idea that a thin film of flesh is what separates inside from outside, me from you, thoughts from reality, has always fascinated me,” says Sheila Armstrong, a 25-year-old freelance editor who is working on her first collection of short stories. “I think I wrote Skins as a way of looking…

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