Friday, April 08, 2011

Edge Hill short story prize

On Wednesday I had a great evening at Edge Hill University, when the winner of last year's Edge Hill Short Story Prize, Jeremy Dyson, read from his winning collection, The Canes That Build the Cranes.

Just beforehand, the long list for this year had been announced, as follows below. It includes a full seven collections from my own publisher Salt Publishing, as well as collections by several other internet friends. Congratulations to all. (Thanks to The Short Review for the list; links are to reviews on The Short Review.)

  • Martin Bax - Memoirs of a Gone World (Salt Publishing). 
  • Alan Beard - You Don't Have to Say (Tindal Street Press).
  • Peter Bromley - Sky Light and Other Stories (Biscuit).
  • Jo Cannon - Insignificant Gestures (Pewter Rose Press).
  • Roshi Fernando - Homesick (Impress Books).
  • David Gaffney - The Half-life of Songs (Salt Publishing).
  • Vanessa Gebbie - Storm Warning, Echoes of Conflict (Salt Publishing). review coming soon
  • James Kelman - If it is Your Life (Penguin).
  • Andre Mangeot - True North (Salt Publishing). review coming soon
  • Jay Merill - God of the Pigeons (Salt Publishing). 
  • Magnus Mills - Screwtop Thompson (Bloomsbury). 
  • Graham Mort - Touch (Seren).
  • Nik Perring - Not So Perfect (Roast Books).
  • Susannah Rickards - Hot Kitchen Snow (Salt Publishing). review coming soon
  • Michele Roberts - Mud, Stories and Sex and Love (Virago).
  • Polly Samson - Perfect Lives (Virago). review coming soon
  • Helen Simpson - Inflight Entertainment (Random House). 
  • Fiona Thackeray - The Secret's in the Folding (Pewter Rose Press).
  • Tom Vowler - The Method and Other Stories (Salt Publishing). 
  • Susie Wild - The Art of Contraception (Parthian).

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