Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is pleased to announce that the winner of the national Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2023 is Vincent Barton, Blackrock, Co. Dublin with his short story ‘Salvage’.
Vincent receives a cash prize and a writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore to a total value of €550. Vincent Barton writes short fiction, poetry and non-fiction/essay. His short fiction has been previously published in New Irish Writing (where he was shortlisted for the annual Hennessy Awards). He has also been published elsewhere, including the Irish Times, for non-fiction work. He is a member of the Irish Writer’s Centre, the dlrArtsNetwork and also of Ghostwriters – a short fiction writing collaborative.
‘Salvage’ is the twenty sixth winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award run by Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office with support from the Arts Council and by kind permission of the Keane family. ‘Salvage’ was announced as the winner on Culture Night and the winning story can be viewed on the Waterford In Your Pocket Facebook page and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/x9jXRyyTtP0
Margaret Organ, Arts Officer remarked that the new Irish writing which continues to emerge is stronger than ever and she thanked all the entrants and also the judges for their work.