Literary Programme 2017

From the Well

From the Well

Billy O’Callaghan

Bantry Library

Thu 20 July



From the Well is the annual short story competition organised by Cork County Council Library and Arts Service. Twenty stories are shortlisted by judges Billy O’Callaghan, Claire Kilroy and Eimear Ryan for publication in the From the Well anthology. The winner of the competition and two other shortlisted writers will read their stories in this event hosted by Billy O’Callaghan.

Billy O'Callaghan, from Cork, is the author of three short story collections: In Exile and In Too Deep (both Mercier Press), and The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind (New Island Books). His first novel, The Dead House, will be published by O'Brien Press/Brandon Books in Spring 2017. Winner of a Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award in 2013, and runner-up for the 2016 Costa Short Story Award, recent stories have appeared in the Chattahoochee Review, the Kenyon Review, London Magazine and Salamander, and a novella, A Death in the Family, is forthcoming as a Ploughshares Solo.