Sunday February 23, 2020

Dystopian fable scoops Sunday Business Post short story prize

Inaugural writing competition is collaboration between The Sunday Business Post and Penguin Ireland; Winner was chosen from among 600 entries

6th March, 2016
Overall winner Louise Hegarty Pic: Feargal Ward

The inaugural Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland short story prize has been awarded to 26-year-old Cork woman Louise Hegarty for her short story Metal.

Hegarty, whose story was chosen from nearly 600 entries, received her award of €2,000 at a ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday, World Book Day.

“It’s fantastic,” said Hegarty. “I entered assuming that I would get nowhere. Even hearing that I had made the shortlist was hugely motivating.”...

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