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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2010 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year long-list

The long-list for the 2010 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition was announced earlier this evening in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. This year's competition has attracted a record 341 entries: 152 poetry entries and 189 fiction entries. The long-list is as follows:

Lisa Allen, Galway, Ireland
Claire-Louise Bennett, Galway, Ireland
Elizabeth Brennan, Wexford, Ireland
Laura Brennan, Galway, Ireland
Kevin Boyle, Sligo, Ireland
Marie Cadden, Galway, Ireland
June Caldwell, Dublin, Ireland
Greg Carey, Clare, Ireland
Angela T. Carr, Dublin, Ireland
Martin Casey, Mayo, Ireland
Mike Casey, Dublin, Ireland
Deirdre Clancy, Dublin, Ireland
Sarah Clancy, Galway, Ireland
Jane Clarke, Wicklow, Ireland
Anne Connolly, Galway, Ireland
Paul Conway, Galway, Ireland
Michael Corley, Clare, Ireland
Elaine Cosgrove, Galway, Ireland
Margaret T. Costello, Louth, Ireland
Evan Costigan, Kildare, Ireland
Madeleine D'Arcy, Cork, Ireland
Kevin Doyle, Cork, Ireland
Damien Drohan, Galway, Ireland
Noel Duffy, Dublin, Ireland
Paul Ellson, Tipperary, Ireland
Danni Emery, London, UK
Tanya Farelly, Dublin, Ireland
Michael Farry, Meath, Ireland
Stephanie Flaherty, Galway, Ireland
Thomas Forde, Dublin, Ireland
Rab Swannock Fulton, Galway, Ireland
Cristina Galvin, Galway, Ireland
Richard Gibney, Dublin, Ireland
Dani Gill, Galway, Ireland
Nicola Griffin, Clare, Ireland
Mary Healy, Kilkenny, Ireland
Rachael Hegarty, Dublin, Ireland
Patrick Hewitt, Dublin, Ireland
Alex Hijmans, Brazil
Anne Irwin, Galway, Ireland
Jean Kavanagh, Clare, Ireland
Eileen Keane, Dublin, Ireland
Nuala Keher, Galway, Ireland
Tom Lavelle, Galway, Ireland
James Marshall, Galway, Ireland
Ann McCarry, Dublin, Ireland
Antoinette McCarthy, Kilkenny, Ireland
Naoise McDonagh, Galway, Ireland
Jimi McDonnell, Galway, Ireland
Mary McDonnell, Galway, Ireland
Danielle McLoughlin, Cork, Ireland
Andrew Meehan, Galway, Ireland
Gerald Moloney, Dublin, Ireland
Jacki Morrissey, Dublin, Ireland
Niamh Mulvey, Kilkenny, Ireland
Aongus Murtagh, Berlin, Germany
Kathleen Murray, Dublin, Ireland
Gerard O'Callaghan, North Yorkshire, UK
David O'Dwyer, Dublin, Ireland
Dara Ó Foghlú, Galway, Ireland
Shane Ó Maoildhia, Galway, Ireland
Michael O'Siochain, Cork, Ireland
Kevin O'Shea, Galway, Ireland
James O'Toole, Galway, Ireland
Evelyn Parsons, Galway, Ireland
Fiona Place, Galway, Ireland
Kate Quigley, Meath, Ireland
Máire Olivia Reidy, Dublin, Ireland
Desmond Rice, Cape Town, South Africa
Christopher Rippingale, Mayo, Ireland
Jane Rooney, Dublin, Ireland
Ami Roseingrave, Mayo, Ireland
Mo Ryan, Galway, Ireland
Breda Wall Ryan, Wicklow, Ireland
Seamus Scanlon, New York, USA
Maresa Sheehan, Carlow, Ireland
Michael Solis, Galway, Ireland/New Jersey, USA
Teresa Sweeney, Galway, Ireland
Ekaterina Tikhoniouk, Laois, Ireland
Jean Tuomey, Mayo, Ireland
Steve Wade, Dublin, Ireland
Evelyn Walsh, Dublin, Ireland
Suzanne Walsh, Tiperary, Ireland


The shortlist will be announced at the August 'Over The Edge: Open Reading' in Galway City Library on Thursday, August 26th (6.30-8pm)

The winners will be announced at the September 'Over The Edge: Open Reading' in Galway City Library on Thursday, September 30th (6.30-8pm)

This year’s competition judge is James Martyn. James is from Galway where he is a member of The Talking Stick Writing Workshop. James writes both fiction and poetry. He has had work broadcast on both RTE and BBC and won the Listowel Writers Week Originals Short Story Competition. His work has appeared in The Cúirt Journal, West 47, Books Ireland, Crannóg, TheSunday Tribune, The Stinging Fly and The Shop. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2006. He was shortlisted for the Francis McManus award in both 2007 and 2008 and for The William Trevor International Short Story Competition in 2007. His first collection of poetry, Shedding Skin, was recently published by Arlen House.
The 2010 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition is sponsored by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and Michael D. Higgins T.D