Damien Molony to read at The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards on 3 April



Damien is to perform with WordTheatre at the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards 2014, it was announced today. The event is held a Foyles, Charring Cross London, on 3rd April.


The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards are open to international writers who have had their fictional short story published in the UK or Ireland. The first prize is £30,000 with five runners up prizes of £1,000.

Having performed with WordTheatre since 2012, Damien has established himself as one of their regular acting talents, giving readings of short stories and poetry at high profile literary events. He will be reading Othello by Marjorie Celona at the awards, booktrust.org gives the following information on the short story:

First lines
‘In the summer of 1987, I was seventeen and Wolf was six, and I was making him sort my records on account of his losing a bet that the Bee Gees were girls. We were listening to Pink Floyd.’

Story Synopsis
In a small Idaho town, a man remembers his autistic step-brother. This story evokes the sense of the decaying community in which its characters live and the claustrophobia and suffocation of unfulfilled lives.

The other Shortlisted works are listed below:

Anwar Gets Everything by Tahmima Anam

Nirvana by Adam Johnson

Number Three by Anna Metcalfe

Snow Blind by Elizabeth Strout

The Shoe King of Shanghai by Jonathan Tel


The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards 2014 take place at The Gallery at Foyles, Charing Cross Road London, 6 – 8.30pm on 3 April.

Tickets are £8 (£5 concessions), buy yours here!


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