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Thursday, August 28, 2014

2014 OVER THE EDGE NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR - THE LONGLIST






LONGLIST
Niall Ó’Sioradáin, Dun Laoighaire
Meadbh NÍ Eadhra, Co. Galway
John Haskins, Dublin
Phyl Herbert, Dublin
Margaret Cahill, Limerick
Creighton O’Sullivan, Limerick
Mary O’Rourke, Galway
Eileen Keane, Kildare
Carol Farrelly, Edinburgh
S.J. Ryan, Canada
Bart Van Goethem, Belgium
Rory Duffy, Westmeath
Alison Wells, Wicklow
Chris Connolly, Dublin
Rachel Coventry, Galway
Maurice Devitt, Dublin
Dagmar Drabent, Galway
Kate Ennals, Cavan
Anne Irwin, Galway
Lorraine Kelly, Galway
Brian Leeson, Belfast
Jennifer Matthews, Cork
Christopher Meehan, Co. Galway
Sighle Meehan, Galway
Mary McGill, Galway
Anita Coffey Ouellette, Massachusetts, USA
Micheál Ó’Síocháin, Cork
James O’Toole, Galway
Christine Paintner, Galway
Valerie Ryan, Kildare
Maresa Sheehan, Carlow
Deborah Watkins, Co. Galway
Barry Kavanagh, Norway
Ava Sedgwick, Co. Clare
Adam Trodd, Dublin
Peter Bearder, Oxford
Averil Meehan, Donegal
Sharon Quigley, Galway
Ciara Broderick, Co. Galway
Joe Crotty, Galway
Selina Oram, Roscommon
Liz Harding, Dublin
Elizabeth Reapy, Mayo
Andrea Lutz, Galway
Teresa Sweeney, Galway
Michelle Coyne, Galway
Roz Spafford, Canada
Anne Donnelly, Mayo
Mark A. Keane, Edinburgh
Anne O’Neill, Kerry
Edel Burke, Mayo
Coirle Mooney, Galway
Lauren Foley, Australia
Tanya Farrelly, Dublin
Rory James, Galway
Rachael Hegarty, Dublin
Matt Flesk, Galway
Roisín O’Donnell, Meath
Ruth Aylett, Edinburgh
Kieran Furey, Roscommon
Lindsey Bellosa, New York
Colette McAndrew, Dublin
Armel Dagorn, Nantes  
Rob Childers, Co. Galway
Connie Roberts, New York
Victoria Kennefick, Tralee
Marie MacSweeney, Drogheda
Michael J. Whelan, Dublin
Christian Wallace, Texas
Liz Quirke, Co. Galway
Stephen Byrne, Galway
Phil Lynch, Dublin
Dawn Wisniewski, Dublin
Angela Carr, Dublin
Bernie Ashe, Galway
Winifred McNulty, Donegal
Karen McDonnell, Clare
Patricia Bender, New Jersey
Ciaran O’Rourke, Dublin
Brian Stewart, Galway
Ruth Quinlan, Galway

We would like to thank our competition sponsors: 
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop,
ISupply Flood Street, Ward’s Hotel, Clare Daly TD
Kenny’s Bookshop & Derek Nolan TD

This year’s competition judge is Eleanor Hooker
THE LONGLISTED WRITERS ARE INVITED TO READ 
FROM THEIR LONGLISTED WORK
@ the Over The Edge Culture Night event 
@ Kenny’s Bookshop & Gallery,
Liosbán Retail Park
on Friday, September 19th, 6.30pm

THE SHORTLIST WILL BE ANNOUNCED 
@ The September Over The Edge: Open Reading
on Thursday, September 25th

THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
@ the October Over The Edge: Open Reading
in Galway City Library,
Thurs October 30th