Profile: Joseph Sweeney

About This Author

Joseph Sweeney worked for many years as a schoolteacher before becoming a full time writer. He has won many awards for writing, including three first prizes. He has been published in Magazines, Newspapers, and collections in the UK and Ireland, and has had work broadcast on National Radio. He is currently working on several projects, including a second humorous book, an epistolary novel, consisting of a series of letters written by a teacher in a classroom, entitled Dear Principal. He lives just outside Blarney, in Ireland, and has also lived and taught in France and Spain . Awards: First Prize for a Short Story in Cross National Universities Competition, 1984. Third Prize in Listowel Writers’ Week in 1987 for a humorous essay . First Prize in Listowel Writers’ Week in 1988 for a humorous essay . First Prize in Listowel Writers' Week in 2014 for a humorous essay. Shortlisted for Hennessy Award, 1987 Work Published: Real Life, Short Story.Broadcast on RTE Radio 1, 2004. Published in The Village (Dublin Newspaper), 2004. Also included in an anthology and on a compilation CD published by RTE Radio] The Bastard : Short Story, 3,000 words [ Published: The Irish Press ( National Newspaper) 1987] Roadstools: Humorous Essay, 2,000 words [ Published: Cork Yule Book, 1988] At The Gates: Poem [Published: Orbis, 1989] Date in Glengarriff, Published in Dead Language & Other Stories Anthology, Cork, 2014 Mysteries, Flash Fiction, Shortlisted by Readers Digest, Published on their website, 2012. An Inspector Doesn't Call, Flash Fiction, Published in Schoolyard Secrets, Humorous Anthology, UK, 2012

This Author's Books

"A marvellous anthology of humorous outings which brings to the world a healing and uplifting humanism." [Thomas MacCarthy, Author and Poet]Tilting At Windmills is a multi-award winning collection of humorous stories and essays. It contains four prize-win....
ISBN: 9781785100765
Published: 17 September 2014