12/06/2011

Sue Healy wins Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award

UEA Creative Writing graduate Sue Healy has won the 2011 Molly Keane Memorial Creative Writing Award, a national short story competition in Ireland, for her story 'Snailsock'. She collected her award at the Lismore Festival of Writing yesterday. Sue (pictured) graduate from the MA in Prose Fiction in 2009. A journalist who spent eleven years in Budapest editing ‘Hungary A.M.’ and ‘Expat Echo’, her fiction was published in the ‘New Europe Writers Anthology’ in 2008, while in 2010 she won the Waterford Council Annaghmakerrig Award and the Ted and Mary O’Regan Arts Award. Earlier this year she was commended for the New Writer Annual Award, shortlisted for the Meridian Award, and longlisted for the Jane Austen Literary Award. Sue currently teaches creative writing in prisons and is editing her first novel.

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