PAUL McAVINCHEY's reminder to ATG members,
I draw your attention to the Irish Books Awards, voting for which closes at 5pm on Monday evening, 15 November.
I only voted for some for the sections, but I daw your attention to the Short Story Section. Bernard Mac Laverty's 'Blackthorns', from his wonderful new short story collection, 'Blank Pages and other Stories', is on the list. (But there are two other writers in that Short Story section who have associations with JHISS in Armagh - Jan Carson and Stuart Neville!)
Two other nominated writers who were involved with JHS this year are Fiona Scarlett for her debut novel, 'Boys Don't Cry' and poet, Siobhán Campbell (Poem of the Year section). Siobhán was one of 3 poets featured in a memorable John Hewitt Birthday Reading in October. And David Torrans's No Alibis Bookstore has been nominated for the Bookshop of the Year award.
You may wish to vote for other awards! Here is the link:
With very best wishes