Mohill’s Phil Kearney-Byrne is the winner of the RTÉ Radio 1 2012 Short Story Competition in Memory of Francis Mac Manus.
Phil Kearney-Byrne’s entry, entitled It’s All a Cod was the over all winner and Phil will be awarded €3,000 along with having her winning entry read by actor Pat Laffan and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday 18 June at 11.10pm.
Ms. Kearney Byrne’s winning entry introduces two divergent portraits of a stubborn widower and plays with the clichés of what it is to be elderly. Dublin-born Kearney Byrne studied science at UCD and trained in London as a psychotherapist. She lives and runs her professional practice in Mohill. She was short-listed for the Fish Flash Fiction and Short Story Competitions in 2010. It’s All a Cod is her first piece of fiction to be published.