Leitrim writer takes Post short story prize

Stiff competition as over 700 submissions received

27th May, 2018
Second runner-up Michelle Coyne, overall winner P Kearney Byrne, and first runner-up Colm McDermott Picture: Fergal Phillips

The winner of The Sunday Business Post/ Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition 2018 is P Kearney Byrne, for her story Nahari Liske.

Kearney Byrne was announced winner at a ceremony held last Tuesday at 9 Below on St Stephen’s Green. The Leitrim-based writer wins a €2,000 prize.

She said: “Every story comes in two halves. The first half takes place when someone writes the story. But the process isn’t complete until someone else reads it....

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