The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2017/18

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The GBP Short Story Prize 2017/18 longlist was announced on 5 January 2018.

Our seventh finalist, in a longlist of 10 authors, is Brian Kirk.

BRIAN KIRK is an award winning poet and short story writer from Dublin. He was twice shortlisted for Hennessy Awards for fiction and his stories and poetry have been widely published in journals and anthologies. His novel for 9–12 year olds The Rising Son was published in December 2015. He was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2013 and was commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2014 and 2015. His first poetry collection After The Fall was published by Salmon Poetry in November 2017. His story ‘The Invitation’ was published in Issue 7 of The Lonely Crowd in 2017 and he has new stories forthcoming in 2018 at online journals Fictive Dream and Cold Coffee Stand

Brian Kirk’s 2017/18 GBP Short Story Prize longlisted story, ‘Festival’, is available to read here.

You can read our three-question interview with Brian here.

And finally, if you’d like to find out more about Brian, head to his website, here