Irish Book Awards

Supported by

Bord Gáis Energy
  • Books Are My Bag
  • Eason Book Club
  • RTE Arts
  • RTE Radio
  • Ireland AM
  • Irish Independent
  • Sunday Independent
  • RTE One
  • Avonmore
  • National Book Awards
  • Specsavers
  • Listowel Writers’ Week

2013 Shortlist: Short Story of the Year

Bait by Colin Barrett
from Young Skins, Stinging Fly Press


A Different Country
 by Danielle McLaughlin
from The Stinging Fly, Issue 26 Volume Two – Winter 2013

How I Beat the Devil by Paul Murray
from Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories, Faber and Faber

The Things We Lose the Things We Leave Behind by Billy O’Callaghan
The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind And Other Short Stories, New Island Books

Soft Rain by Trisha McKinney
RTE Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition

The Day Things Changed by Niamh O’Connor
from If I Was a Child Again, Poolbeg Press