The Sligo author was awarded the €2000 prize for his “eerie” debut story, ‘The Afterlife’, described by the judges as an “uncanny, expertly controlled, chilling fable”.
‘Reaching beyond Maurice’s work in search of an analogy, the closest I can think of is that of the painter Paul Klee. There’s the same curiosity as to what the medium can do, a similar interest in small effects writ large, a shared fascination with the compositions of those often thought below serious consideration.’
We are delighted to announce that The Stinging Fly is partnering with Chinese literary journal, One-way Street, on its exciting New Voice project.
We are very, very proud to have published two of the six stories shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year 2022.
‘I can think of few honours greater than the opportunity to foster new writing and writers, and provide that community that writers like me are so reliant on and grateful for.’
O'Hanlon's winning story, 'Diana in a lonely place' was published in our Summer 2021 issue.
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