A good entry for the Swift Satire Competition, organised in conjunction with the Trim Swift Festival, much the same number as last year, almost half and half male and female. A great geographical spread, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Kilmessan, Trim.
The shortlist of ten has been announced as follows:
Xenia Schiller, USA, The House Always Wins
Ira Nayman, Canada, Love Amid the Construction
Peter Goulding, Dublin, A Hard Rain
Connie Roberts, USA, A Modest Proposal
Fin Keegan, Mayo, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
Oliver McDonagh, Meath, Gulliber's Travels
Tommy Murray, Trim, A time when we were inclined . . .
Frank Murphy, Meath, The Red Eye to Cancun
Mary McCall, Dublin, Land for Sale
Gaberiel McDonnell, Meath, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times
The winners will be informed next week-end and the winner invited to the official opening of the festival on July 1st to read the winning entry. Thanks to all who entered.