Irish Book Awards

Writing.ie Short Story of the Year

The Irish short story has a distinctive place in the modern Irish literary tradition. Many of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, both in English and Irish, have been practitioners of the genre, indeed many award winning novelists have launched their careers with short stories, gaining recognition through a form that the internet has breathed new life into, by providing writers with new places to publish, making their work accessible to millions of potential readers with the click of a mouse.

Stories must be original fiction, i.e. neither a reprint nor adaptation of a previously-published work, and all stories must have been or will be published in English or Irish during the qualifying period.  Stories published in Irish must be supplied with an English translation.

Previous Winners:

  • 2014 Rest Day by John Boyne
  • 2013 The Things We Lose The Things We Leave Behind by Billy O’Callaghan

Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.

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