The Irish Times has done lovers of short fiction (and incredibly long sentences) a favor by re-published the new Irish writer of the year’s award winning story The Drizzle on the Windscreen.
Manus Boyle Tobin* is the award winning author and his story was “first published in January 2017, and it “has won the Emerging Fiction and overall prizes at the Hennessy Literary Awards 2018.”
*Manus Boyle Tobin is a writer from Dublin studying in UCD for an MA in creative writing. Some of his work has appeared in the Moth and the Poetry Bus magazines. He also won a one-act play competition run by the Cork Arts Theatre.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.