Shortlisted for the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award 2017

Well, you could knock me down with a feather. Despite announcing that the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award shortlist would be revealed in a week’s time, the organisers of the Wexford Literary Festival actually released it yesterday – and there was yours truly’s name on it. It’s the second time around for me, as I was… Read More Shortlisted for the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award 2017

The weekly herding: Abraham Lincoln, the value of art and the importance of support

Eagle-eyed regular readers may have noticed something particular about my weekly news round-up – it isn’t exactly what you might call weekly. In my defence, The Utterly-Random-Whenever-I-Feel-Inclined Herding really doesn’t have the same ring to it. But as we’re here now, we might as well look at some interesting writing bits and bobs I’ve seen knocking about… Read More The weekly herding: Abraham Lincoln, the value of art and the importance of support

Roadtrip to Enniscorthy for the Colm Toíbín Award

There was much excitement at Word Herding Towers this weekend as I was invited to the Wexford Literary Festival for the results of the inaugural Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award. It was wonderful to have made the shortlist, along with a member of my writing group, Lourdes Mackey. Another member, Sinead Slattery, was longlisted, and we were delighted with… Read More Roadtrip to Enniscorthy for the Colm Toíbín Award