We are delighted to announce the winner of the fifth Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship, Aoife Obsorne. As part of the scholarship, Aoife will receive €1500 to allow her to focus on developing her writing over the summer. We hope to have our annual tribute night in-person again this year, and look forward to Aoife's performance. Aoife will also receive mentorship from the UCC writer-in-residence. You can follow Aoife's progress over the summer from her instagram page, @little.lost.starfish
Aoife has published numerous articles with local and national newspapers. Her most recent venture into literary criticism saw her write for the Paper Lanterns Young Adult Literary Journal. In 2016, Aoife placed second in her category at the National Newspapers of Ireland Press Pass Awards. She was also shortlisted for the International IMBAS Short Story Competition in 2018 and was a highly commended entrant of the 2020 NYC Midnight Microfiction Competition. We greatly look forward to reading her future work.
After reviewing the many talented applications, the final shortlist was as follows:
We are delighted to welcome Aoife and Emily to the community of poets and writers that is growing around the scholarship. We hope to see them both, any many of our past scholars and runners-up, at the tribute night later in the year. We thank all students who took the time to enter the scholarship and encourage those of you who did not succeed this year to enter again next year.