David McGrath won the Bare Fiction Prize 2014 with his short story, Ger Sheen & the Satanists, a story he headlined with at JP O'Malley's Emerging Irish Writers event at the London Irish Centre in April. He has also won the Peirene Press Story Competition, placed in the Words with Jam Short Story Competition and was highly commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize 2013. He has been published in Litro, Open Pen and several anthologies. He has won a StorySLAM at the Royal Festival Hall, performed at London LitCrawl, Wilderness Festival, Open Pen Live, Rattle Tales, Story Sessions & several Liars' League events for which he won MVP in 2014. Rickshaw is his debut novel.