Molly Keane Award

Congratulations to Fiona Ennis for winning the Molly Keane Award 2019!

Waterford winner of Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2019 announced

Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is pleased to announce that the winner of the national Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2019 is Fiona Ennis from Butlerstown, Co. Waterford with a story titled ‘Debt’.

Fiona has a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in English Literature and Publishing from NUI Galway. She also holds a PhD in Philosophy from University College Cork. She lectures in Literature and Philosophy in Waterford Institute of Technology. Fiona comes from a literary background as her father is the noted poet John Ennis who has published over twenty collections of poems and has had his poetry represented in numerous journals and anthologies including the Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry. Fiona has attended fiction workshops with the acclaimed writer Claire Keegan.

‘Debt’ is the twenty second winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award run by Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office with support from the Arts Council and by kind permission of the Keane family. Fiona read her winning story at a presentation ceremony during the IMMRAMA Festival, Lismore (15/6/2019) and was presented with prize money of €500.

Margaret Organ, Arts Officer thanked all the entrants and judges for their work. She said that it was encouraging to see entries from all the counties in Ireland and then to have a Waterford winner on this occasion was testament to the writing talent in this county.