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Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year LONG-LIST ANNOUNCED

There were a record 457 entries for this year's Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition: 199 poetry entries and 258 in the fiction category.

The Long-list is as follows:

John Chambers, Dublin

Jean Tuomey, Mayo

Sandra Harris, Dublin

Stephanie Brennan, Galway

Orla McGuinness, Clare

Ron Carey, Dublin

Marie Altzinger, Dublin

Alyn Fenn, Cork

Evan Costigan, Kildare

Ciarán O’Rourke, Dublin

Christopher Meehan, Galway

J. Roycroft, Dublin

Patrick Hewitt

Kevin Murtagh, Kildare

Marie Dolores, Galway

James O’Toole, Galway

Phil McNulty, Southport, Merseyside

Breege Wardein, Galway

Alma Brayden , Dublin
 
Marie Cadden, Galway

Diarmuid de Faoite, Galway

Fiona Smith, Cork

Rachel Coventry, Galway

Angela Carr, Dublin

Lisa Allen, Galway

Tom Lavelle, Galway

Claire M. Kennedy - Galway

Sighle Meehan , Galway

Liam Duffy, Galway

Liz Quirke, Galway

Erin Fornoff, Dublin

Martin Casey , Mayo

Bernadette Ashe, Galway

Eoin Barton, Galway

Maresa Sheehan, Carlow

Paula Cunningham , Belfast

Barrett Warner, Maryland, USA

Alice Walsh, Dublin

Valerie Sirr, Dublin

Lesley Cassidy, Galway

Colm Reynor, Dublin

Chris Connolly, Dublin

Kiefer Ramberg, Galway

David Meth, Cork

Dearbhaile Houston, Galway

Clodagh O’Brien, Mayo

Fiona Scoble, Galway

Stephanie Flaherty-Klapp, Dublin

Rejini Samuel, Galway

Michael Casey, Dublin

Aidan Hynes, Dublin

Yvonne McEvaddy, Galway

Laura McKenna, Cork

Christopher Rippingale, Mayo

Mary Angland, Cork

Chris Walker, Cork

John Clisham-Sharry, Galway

Simon Fay, Kildare

Micheál Ó’Síocháin, Cork

Marcella O’Connor, Kerry

Margaret Cahill, Limerick

Alex Hijmans, Brazil

Lisa Sedgwick, Galway

Kevin Hora, Roscommon

Alison Wells, Wicklow

Richard Gibney, Dublin

Rich O’Chet, Kilkenny

Alan M. Shine, Galway

Jennifer Davidson, Dublin

Pat McDonnell, Galway

Valerie Ryan, Kildare

Steve Wade, Dublin,

Marie MacSweeney, Louth

David O’Dwyer, Dublin

Sean Kenny, Dublin

Eileen Keane, Kildare

Sheila Armstrong, Sligo

Kathleen Murray, Dublin

Niecy O’Keeffe, Cork

Ruth Quinlan, Galway

Nollaig Rowan, Dublin

Louise Hegarty, Cork

Brian Leeson, Belfast

Gerard O’Brien, Galway

Barbara Leahy, Cork
 Over The Edge would like to thank our competition sponsors:
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop,
ISupply Quay Street,
Ward’s Hotel,
Senator Lorraine Higgins,
Derek Nolan T.D.,
Trevor Sherlock
& The Creole Restaurant, Dominick Street

 THE SHORTLIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED
@ the August Over The Edge: Open Reading
in Galway City Library,
next Thursday (August 30th) 6.30-8pm