Winners entries only.
Under the title of their winning work is a link for viewing. These are for your personal reading only. IF you seek to use their works, contact us so that we can put you in contact with the author. Note too that we do not have the playwright permission to authorise the performance of their work. Again, contact us so that we can put you in contact with her.
Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award
Amanda Huggins is the author of four collections of short fiction and poetry. She was a runner-up in the Costa Short Story Award 2018, and her prize-winning story, ‘Red’, features in her latest collection, Scratched Enamel Heart. Her poetry chapbook, The Collective Nouns for Birds won the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet in 2020. Amanda grew up on the North Yorkshire coast, moved to London in the 1990s, and now lives in West Yorkshire.
Anthony Cronin International Short Poem Award
Derek Sellen is from Canterbury, UK. His writing has won many awards over the years including first prizes in Poets Meet Politics, Poetry Pulse, Rhyme International, Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year and O’Bheal Five Words. It has also won prizes in Poetry on the Lake, Bristol International Short Story Award and the National Poetry Competition among others. He has written on a wide range of subjects from Indian cave-paintings to the myth of the Minotaur, from a Chinese street-seller to Spanish art.
His collection ‘The Other Guernica’ was published by Cultured Llama Publishing in 2018 and has been favourably reviewed – ‘This is a work of outstanding richness and variety, imagination, thought, storytelling …’ Professor Janet Montefiore
Details of the collection can be found at: http://www.culturedllama.co.uk/books/the-other-guernica
Billy Roche International Short Play Award
Ciara Cassoni won the Eamon Keane full length play Award at Listowel Writers Week for her play Giddyup’s Way’, June 2020. Her first play ‘Dope’ won the best new Playwright award and Ciara won the Best Actress Award at The Cork Arts Theatre’s Writers Week in 2014. She has had a professional reading in the New Theatre Dublin and in 2019, she was accepted onto the Abbey Theatre’s ‘Abbey Begins’ programme. Ciara works as a Drama Therapist and Drama Teacher in Dublin and Meath.Ca