Congratulations to Sean Kenny on winning this prestigious competition in Galway last night.The standard is superb and on reading another of his stories ( follow link) he is clearly a worthy winner.Well done to all short listed and long listed.
Our competition judge John Corless has chosen Seán Kenny as the winner in the fiction section. Seán is also the 2012 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year. He will received €700 prize money, be a Featured Reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library next Spring and Doire Press will read a collection of his short stories.
Seán Kenny is 33 and from Dublin. As a journalist, he has written for The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner. He was shortlisted for the 2011 Swift Satire Award and his short fiction has been published in Crannóg, The Irish Times, Southword and Wordlegs. One of his stories can be read here http://www.wordlegs.com/magazine/viewitem.php?id=153
Sean's winning entry was his short story Ending It.