Wexford Literary Festival 2016

This weekend I attended the awards ceremony at Wexford Literary Festival, Enniscorthy, Ireland and was delighted to be given 2nd prize for the inaugural Colm Toibin International Short Story Award 2016.  It was a wonderful event, held at the newly renovated The Athenaeum.

 The Athenaeum in Enniscorthy..   

The Athenaeum in Enniscorthy..

 

As well as meeting writers and the judges, I also had time to explore the Wexford coastline, including a visit to the very beautiful Curracloe Beach:

 Curracloe Beach, Wexford

Curracloe Beach, Wexford

It was a particular pleasure to visit Enniscorthy (and to receive the prize!) as I'm a huge fan of Colm Toibin, to whom the Award is dedicated.  Parts of his book, Brooklyn, are set in Enniscorthy and its environs.  Thank you, Wexford Literary Festival, for welcoming me!