PATRICK HOLLOWAY is a writer of stories and poems. He is currently a finalist for The Alpine Writing Fellowship Prize. He is the 2021 winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Competition, The Allingham Flash Fiction Competition, and the Flash 500 competition. He was a finalist for the C. P Cavafy Prize in 2021. His work has been published by The Stinging Fly, Carve, Overland, The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Moth, Southword, among many others. His story, ‘Laughing and Turning Away’ won second place in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. He has been shortlisted for numerous other prizes including: Bath Short Story Prize, Moth Poetry Prize, Moth Short Story Prize, Bath Flash Fiction Prize, Dermot Healy Poetry Prize, Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award (for both fiction and poetry) and the prestigious Alpine Fellowship for Fiction. He is the editor of The Four Faced Liar.