- 13 Sep 19
She is the second writer from Ireland to win in the past decade.
Danielle McLaughlin has won the prestigious Sunday Times Audible short story award, making her the second Irish writer to win the award in the past 10 years. Along with the win, McLaughlin received £30,000. That makes the Sunday Times Audible the richest prize for a short story in the English language.
The competition is open to entry for any writer who has been published in the UK or Ireland. Additionally, stories must be 6,000 words or under.
McLaughlin’s winning story A Partial List of the Saved tackles the complex emotions and family relationships that come with divorce. She beat out other top writers such as Kevin Barry, Joe Dunthorne, and Emma Cline.
McLaughlin's work has also been featured in publications like The New Yorker and The Irish Times. Her debut novel is set for release in 2021.
Congrats on the win Danielle! Check out an excerpt from her winning story.