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Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year THE WINNERS!



The winner in the fiction category and 2015 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year is Paul Duffy from Wicklow for his short story 'Redolence'. Paul receives a cash prize of €700 and his short story manuscript will be read by Doire Press. Paul will be a Featured Reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading during the first half of 2016. Paul also receives a basket of books from Kenny’s Bookshop.


The poetry winner is Bennett McNiff from Drogheda, for his poem 'Stavrogin in Iceland'. Bennett receives a cash prize of €300; his poetry manuscript will be read by Salmon Poetry.

Runners up and highly commended in Poetry:

2nd place: Rachel Coventry from Galway for ‘What Did I Do To Deserve You’

3rd place: Paul McCarrick from Athlone for ‘Thanks to the Internet’.


Runners up and highly commended in Fiction:

2nd place: Dermot Duffy from Dublin for ‘Luke Kelly’s Bones’.

3rd place: Michelle Coyne from Galway for ‘The Sniper’


You can read the shortlist here.

We thank our judge Dave Lordan and our sponsors: Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop; Dock No, 1, ISupply Quay Street; Ward’s Hotel; Derek  Nolan TD; Clare Daly TD; and Kenny’s Bookshop & Gallery.