Starting Monday 10th October, you can hear all the stories on this year's shortlist. They’ll go out every night (apart from Saturday 15th October) until Thursday 20th October at 11.20pm on RTÉ Radio 1 as part of Late Date with Cathal Murray and Fiachna O’Braonáin. They’ll also be available to read on

Then, on Friday 21st October at 7pm, there’ll be an Arena RTÉ Short Story special at Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, with all 10 shortlisted writers in attendance. Judges Lisa McInerney, Ferdia MacAnna and Éilis Ní Dhuibhne will discuss the art of the short story and this year’s shortlist with host Seán Rocks, there’ll be live music and performances from leading actors, and we’ll find out who’s won the top prizes.

Why not join us in person? Audience tickets are now on sale at

Monday 10th October 2022

Scrappage, by Aingeala Flannery, read by Jane Brennan

Tuesday 11th October

Fire Starter, by Alan McCormick, read by Rory Nolan

Wednesday 12th October

Fishing for Pike, by Antoinette McCarthy, read by Elaine O’Dwyer

Thursday 13th October

A Nice Cup of Tea, by Bernard Crowley, read by Hilda Fay

Friday 14th October

Cnámharlach Uaigneach, by Nicola Crean, read by Denis Conway

Sunday 16th October

The Coast of Africa, by Julie Cruickshank, read by Peter Hanly

Monday 17th October

The Big House of Nora Toad, by Rachel Hynes, read by Derbhle Crotty

Tuesday 18th October

Big Why, Little Why, by Brendan Killeen, read by Andrew Bennett

Wednesday 19th October

Strawberry Season, by Doreen Finn, read by Martha Breen

Thursday 20th October

Cherries, by Sara Keating, read by Ali White

Leading up to…

Friday 21st October at 7pm for the RTÉ Radio 1 Arena RTÉ Short Story Special

Audience tickets for the Pavilion Arena RTÉ Short Story special broadcast are now on sale here