Judy O’Kane wins Irish Post Listowel Writers’ Week competition.
UEA writer Judy O’Kane has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Irish Post Listowel Writers’ Week competition. A former lawyer, Judy (pictured) graduated from the MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction in 2012 and is currently completing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. She was previously the winner of the Listowel Writers’ Week Original Poem prize in 2015 and was shortlisted in 2016 for the Tony Lothian Prize (formerly known as the Biographers’ Club Prize) for the best proposal by an uncommissioned, first-time biographer. The Irish Post Listowel Writers’ Week competition is worth €500 and an invitation to the Listowel Writers’ Week festival in May-June.