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Saturday, August 01, 2009

2009 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year long-list announced


A long-list for the 2009Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition was announced this evening.





This year’s competition attracted 324 entries.

The long-list is as follows:

Graham Allen, Cork
Lisa Allen, Galway
Sharon Black, France

Elizabeth Brennan, Dublin
Brendan Carey Kinane, Dublin

Gary Casey, Galway
Mike Casey, Dublin - two entries on the long-list
Jane Clarke, Wicklow

Paul Conway, Galway - two entries on the long-list
Evan Costigan, Kildare

Madeleine Darcy, Cork - two entries on the long-list
Ursula Deane, Dublin
Danny Denton, Cork

Vincent Flannery, Galway
Andrew Fox, Dublin
Cristina Galvin, Galway
Richard Gibney, Dublin
Valery Gring, Galway
Noel Harrington, Clare

Orla Higgins, Galway
Paul Jeffcutt, Down

Sandra Jensen, Cork
Eileen Keane, Kildare

Brian Kirk, Dublin - two entries on the long-list
Britt Kwait, Galway
Tom Lavelle, Galway

Seán Leonard, Galway - two entries on the long-list
Mike MacDomhnaill, Limerick
Marie MacSweeney, Louth

Gemma Marren, Mayo - two entries on the long-list
Connie Masterson, Galway

Patricia McAdoo, Galway
Maggie Mitchell, Dublin
David Mohan, Dublin

Marcella Morgan, Galway
Áine Ní Choisdealbha, Dublin

David O'Dwyer, Dublin
Lani O'Hanlon, Waterford
Shane Ó Maoildhia, Galway
Kevin O'Shea, Galway
Brendan Murphy, Galway - two entries on the long-list
Deirdre Nevin, Galway

Shane Raymond, Dublin
Elizabeth Reapy, Mayo
Nollaig Rowan, Dublin
Maureen Ryan, Galway - four entries on the long-list

Seamus Scanlon, New York
Evelyn Walsh, Dublin

Suzanne Walsh, Tipperary
Grace Wells, Tipperary


The competition judge this year is Patrick Chapman.

The total prize money is €1,000. The best fiction entry will win €300. The best poetry entry will win €300. One of these will then be chosen as the overall winner and will receive an additional €400, giving the author total prize money of €700 and the title Over The Edge New Writer of The Year 2009. The 2009 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year will be a Featured Reader at a reading to be scheduled in Galway City Library in Winter 09/10.

The 2009 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition is sponsored by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Kelly Office Supplies, Mary Higgins & a generous individual donor who wishes to remain anonymous.