Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The History Man: Short Story

By E.M. Powell

It's lovely to be able to publish our first post of 2017 with some great news. Manchester Irish Writers member Annette Sills was one of the Books Ireland Magazine's 2016 Short Story Competition Winners. She took joint third place with her story 'The History Man.'

Annette says:
I wrote the story as part of a project with Manchester Irish Writers about the Irish who fought in the battle of the Somme. I did actually have an Irish uncle who used us in Wigan to visit when I was a child. He had fought in World War II and was always very dapper but the story is essentially a work of fiction. I was delighted to be one of the prize winners and hope to attend the Books Ireland prize winning ceremony in Dublin in April.

Photo via Luis Llerena via VisualHunt.com

Here's the link to Books Ireland Magazine's website so you can read 'The History Man' for yourself. Congratulations, Annette!

Annette Sills was born in Wigan, Lancashire to parents from Co. Mayo, Ireland. Her short stories have been longlisted and shortlisted in a number of competitions including the Fish Short Story Prize and the Telegraph Short Story Club and her first novel, The Relative Harmony of Julie O'Hagan was awarded a publishing contract with Rethink Press after it was shortlisted in their New Novels Competition 2014. She lives in Chorlton, Manchester with her family.