Edge Hill ceremony

Me with Jen Hamilton-Emery

Many congratulations to Sarah Hall, who won this year’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize and Readers’ Prize – read all about it here. I had a very nice evening at the ceremony, which took place at the Free Word Centre in London, where I met Sarah as well as fellow shortlistees Zoe Lambert, Rowena Macdonald and Tessa Hadley. It was also lovely to meet my publisher, Jen Hamilton-Emery of Salt, as well as a couple of the judges, Graham Mort and Rhiannon Evans, Edge Hill organisers Ailsa Cox and Carys Bray and chat with writers Elizabeth Baines (a fellow Salt writer who also wrote about the evening here) and Adam Marek, who has a new collection, ‘The Stone Thrower’, out soon with Comma Press. Sadly, there was no prize or prize money to take home but it was still very nice to have been shortlisted and to take part in the evening.

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