One of our nine voices is frustratingly modest, but the other eight are BURSTING WITH PRIDE.
Our much-loved and madly talented Sarah has just won…..the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award!
She won with her warm-hearted and poignant story, ‘Dinosaurs Rule’. The Wexford Literary Festival judges clearly saw what we see – the lucidity, insightfulness and generosity of her writing.
Oh, we are so proud and so happy for her! It will be extra crisps and chocolate cake at our next get-together…
Maggie Davies said:
This is such wonderful news, Sarah, and demonstrates what can be achieved by talent and lots of hard work – and re-writing – much of it in the corner of a coffee shop in Penshurst.
We know you’re an excellent writer – why otherwise were you shortlisted, twice, for the Exeter Novel Award? That’s THREE trophies to balance on the top of your writing desk.
You’re also the perfect example of why writers should enter competitions.
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.
What an incredibly nice thing to say, Maggie, which of course I don’t deserve. But you and ninevoices have been the best support and encouragement any writer could hope for.