'I love the style of this story: a series of things learnt, some obvious, some less so; a gradual supplanting of hope with hard certainties. It's intelligent, involving and beautifully written.' - Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart



Writing.ie Short Story of the Year - Irish Book Awards 2018 (Winner)

Kate O’Brien Award 2017 (Shortlisted)

International Rubery Book Award 2017 (Shortlisted)

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 (Longlisted)

Hennessy New Irish Writing Competition (Winner - August 2015)

Carried in Waves Short Story Competition 2015 (Prize-winner)

Dorothy Parker Award 2015 (Winner)

Brighton Short Story Prize 2015 (Shortlisted)

Bath Short Story Award 2014 (Honorary Mention)

Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2014 (Honorary Mention)

Cúirt New Writing Prize 2014 (Shortlisted)

Pushcart Prize 2014 (Nominated)                     

Over-the-Edge New Writer of the Year 2014 (Longlisted)

Forward Prize 2014 (Nominated)

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2014 (Shortlisted)

'This brilliant short story – makes a unique use of words... it describes a human world in breathless and original language.' - Carried in Waves