Previous Judges of Fish Publishing's Story, Poetry and Memoir Prizes


In the eighteen years of Fish writing contests we have been joined by many successful authors, who have in common both wonderful talent and the desire to help aspiring writers. They have given their time generously, selecting stories or poems to be published in the Fish Anthology.

1996: Roddy Doyle, Dermot Healy, Deirdre Madden.

1997: Joseph O'Connor, Jennifer Johnston, Emma Donoghue.

1998: Eamonn Sweeney, Pat Boran, Germaine Greer.

1999: Frank McCourt, Molly McCloskey, Alex Keegan.

2000: William Wharton, Julia Darling, Dermot Bolger.

2001: Kate O'Riordan, Merric Davidson, Antonia Logue.

2002: Christopher Hope, Mary Morrissy, William Wall.

2003: Pat McCabe, David Means, Geraldine Cooke.

2004: Hugo Hamilton, Roddy Doyle, Victoria Glendinning, Gina Ochsner.

2005: Julia Neuberger, Morgan Llywelyn, Frank Delaney, Dave Eggers.

2006: Michel Faber, Helen Garnons Williams, Karl Iagnemma, Gerard Donovan, Angela Jane Fountas, Leanne O'Sullivan, Michael McCarty.

2007: Michael Collins, Dame Fiona Kidman, Robert Richardson, Reginald Hill, Euan Thornycroft, Elizabeth Chadwick, Emma Darwin, Philip Gooden, Rita Ann Higgins, Robert Shaphard.

2008: David Mitchell, Carlo Gebler, Vanessa Gebbie, Michael Thorsnes, Keith Souter, Richard Lee.

2009: Colum McCann, Peter Fallon, Arthur Mathews.

2010: Ronan Bennett, Matthew Sweeney, John Hegley, Simon Munnery.

2011: Simon Mawer, Brian Turner, Chris Stewart.

2012: David Mitchell, Billy Collins, David Shields, Michael Collins.

2013: Philip O'Ceallaigh, Molly McCloskey, Peter Benson, Paul Durcan.