Emerging FictionSeán Kenny
Seán's fiction has appeared in Crannóg, The Irish Times, Southword and Wordlegs. He won the 2012 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the Swift Satire Award. He is from Dublin and divides his time between upstairs and downstairs.
Rachel is from Dublin and works in communications. She was short-listed for the Hennessy First Fiction Award in 2013 and has also been a runner up in the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland short story competition. Rachel is a philosophy and politics graduate from UCD.
Robert (24) is originally from Granard, Co Longford. His stories have appeared in publications by Doire Press, Ropes, Wordlegs, Abandoned Darlings and The Galway Review and have been featured on RTÉ Radio One's Arena. He completed an MA in Writing in NUI Galway in 2012. He is represented by the Marianne Gunn O'Connor Literary Agency. He is currently working on a novel.
Kieran's short fiction has appeared in many publications including New Planet Cabaret, Southword Journal and Writer's Forum. He has been shortlisted on the Irish Times' Legends of the Fall competition and other awards. He recently read his story Snow Can't Last on RTÉ's Arena programme.
Eileen is a Roscommon-born writer and artist now living in Newbridge, Co Kildare. She won the inaugural James Plunkett short story award last October for The Peace of Evening. Her story Woman Walking on Nassau Street has been recorded as part of Stories for the Ear Volume 1. She has written two novels and her first collection of short stories is being considered for publication.
Neil is 47 and lives in Bray, Co Wicklow. He works in the insurance industry in Dublin. He started writing again in recent years after a break. He was shortlisted in the Francis McManus Awards and in the Fish Short Story Competition, and since 2009 his work has appeared in The Stinging Fly and in Shot Glass Journal.
Chris Connolly was born in Dublin in 1983. His work has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, and has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio. In 2012, he was the winner of the Canon Sheehan Perpetual Literary Award and was a runner-up in the Penguin/RTÉ Short Story competition.