Damien Molony ‘hushed’ and ‘enthralled’ the audience at The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards



Damien performed at the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Awards tonight, at Foyles Bookshop, London.

Sunday Times EFG and Foyles live tweeted during the event:

Damien Molony has the room hushed, enthralled at tonight’s Short Story Award reading”



Damien read Othello by American writer Marjorie Celona.

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.


Tonight’s was the second event of the week casted and directed by WordTheatre where the 6 shortlisted works were read by actors. Also performing tonight were Lesley Manville (Ghosts), Tom McKay (The White Queen) and Emma Hamilton (RSC: Richard II). 

Below is full lineup of shortlisted works and actors for the 2 days:

Wednesday, April 2nd

Anwar Gets Everything by Tahmima Anam, read by Kulvinder Ghir

Number Three by Anna Metcalfe, read by Gemma Chan and Benjamin Starr

Snow Blind by Elizabeth Strout, read by Sarah Alexander

Thursday, April 3rd

Nirvana by Adam Johnson, read by Tom McKay and Emma Hamilton

The Shoe King of Shanghai by Jonathan Tel, read by Lesley Manville

 Othello by  Marjorie Celona, ready by Damien Molony

The winner of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2014 will be announced tomorrow, the first prize is £30,000 with five runners-up prizes of £1,000.


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