Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Swift Satire Competition Shortlist

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.


chiccoreal said...

Great to see Peter Goulding's name on the list! Satire is so bitingly beguiling; picante rants! Is satire a mindset or a political rousting tool? I feel doused this a.m.

Michael Farry said...

Ah yes, what is satire? I suspect most people, including myself, couldn't explain what satire is but would profess to recognise it when they see it.