Shortlist 2016

The winner of the 2020 RTÉ Short Story Competition has been announced!  Get all the details at rte.ie/culture.    The announcement was made live on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 as part of a special programme dedicated to the awards.

To listen to and read all ten stories on the shortlist click on  the story title link below after the story has been broadcast. They will be on air week nights at 11.20 p.m. during Late Date on RTÉ Radio 1.

Monday, 28th September 2020: 1st Prize: Flower Wild by Shane Tivenan, read by Ingrid Craigie

Tuesday, 29th September 2020: 2nd Prize: Kissing Booth by Alan Walsh, read by Bláithín MacGabhann

Wednesday, 30th September 2020: 3rd Prize: The Shape on the Strand by Katherine Duffy, read by Jane Brennan

Thursday 1st October: Hands; A Downpour, by Aengus Murray, read by Liam Carney

Friday 2nd October: Neadú by Ceri Garfield, read by Bríd Ní Neachtain

Monday 5th October: The Brow of the Hill, by Edel Moloney, read by Derbhle Crotty

Tuesday 6th October: Everything Will Be Recorded, by Seán Mackel, read by Lalor Roddy

Wednesday 7th October: Beneath the Trees, Where Nobody Sees, by Julie Cruickshank, read by Cathy Belton

Thursday 8th October: Tactics, by Andrew Maguire, read by Ignacy Rybarczyck

Friday 9th October: Guinness & Coke, by Lochlainn McKenna, read by Éanna Hardwicke

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2016 – Broadcast dates

1st Prize: ‘The Speed of Light and How It Cannot Help Us’ by Chris Connolly read by Ingrid Craigie to be broadcast Monday 3rd October 2016 

2nd Prize: ‘An Spideal Road’ by Lisa Frank read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast Tuesday 4th October 2016

3rd Prize: ‘Chalk and Cheese’ by Mark Evans read by Patrick Dawson to be broadcast Wednesday 5th October 2016

‘The Sleeping Giant’ by Catherine Donnelly read by Ingrid Craigie to be broadcast Thursday 6th October 2016

‘Local’ by Edward Boyne read by Aonghus Óg McAnally to be broadcast Friday 7th October 2016

‘End Game’ by Shauna Colgan read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast Monday 10th October 2016

‘But Only Love…’ by Brid Connolly read by Aileen Mythen to be broadcast Tuesday 11th October 2016

‘The Practical Heart’ by John Davies read by Patrick Dawson to be broadcast Wednesday 12th October 2016

‘The Tiny Fleck of Flame’ by Rory Duffy read by Aaron Monaghan to be broadcast Thursday 13th October 2016

‘An Apple for the Teacher’ by Fiona Gartland read by Caoimhe O’Malley to be broadcast Friday 14th October 2016

‘Garvan Point’ by Mary Hearne read by Marcella Plunkett to be broadcast on Monday 17th October 2016

‘Room 101’ by Angela Lyons read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on Tuesday 18th October 2016

‘Iceland’ by Sean Mackel read by Aaron Monaghan to be broadcast on Wednesday 19th October, 2016

‘Ruby’ by Sharon Mannion read by Marcella Plunkett to be broadcast on Thursday 20th October, 2016

‘The Two of Hearts’ by Niall McArdle read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast on Friday 21st October, 2016

‘Boiling Spuds’ by Medb Ni Chathalain read by Caitriona Ennis to be broadcast on Monday 24th October, 2016

‘Anna’s Picture’ by Mary O’Brien read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on Tuesday 25th October, 2016

‘The Stone, 1966’ by Fiona O’Connor read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast on Wednesday 26th October, 2016

‘The Parachutes of Dien Bien Phu’ by Tom O Keeffe read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast on Thursday 27th October, 2016

‘Mini Mouse and Me’ by Kitty Rodgers read by Caitriona Ennis to be broadcast on Friday 28th October, 2016

‘Townies’ by Stephen O’Reilly read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast on Monday 31st October, 2016

‘The Irish Mammy; Re-Worked’ by Máire Ryan read by Kathy Rose O’Brien to be broadcast on Tuesday 1st November, 2016

‘Where’s the Sunshine Gone’ by James Stapleton read by Aonghus Óg McAnally to be broadcast on Wednesday 2nd November, 2016

‘The Day, a Dream’ by Nicola Whilton read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on Thursday 3rd November, 2016

‘Stoppin’ the Silence by Eleanor O’Reilly read by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman to be broadcast on Friday 4th November, 2016

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