Ropes Anthology 2013

Enjoyed reading at the Ropes 2013 launch in Galway last night for the Cuirt Literary Festival. My short story ‘An Adolescent’s Guide to Playing It Cool’ is featured in it along with lots of great poems and stories around the theme of Coming of Age. Available to order from their website or from a number of bookshops including Charlie Byrne’s, Kennys, Bell Book and Candle, the NUI Galway College Bookshop and OMG@Zhivago.


Short Story of the Year at Smedia Awards

Was very happy to win Short Story of the Year at the Student Media Awards last week for my story ‘Caldene, 1993’ A good week for the MA with Ruth Quinlan winning the Hennessy Award for First Fiction for her story ‘The Healing’.


Very happy to be shortlisted for best short story for my story ‘Caldene, 1993’ and best screenplay for ‘Copper’ at this year’s Student Media Awards. Nominations are announced next week. Hoping to get a good night out of it anyway!