Thursday, 13 May 2010

NUDE ON EDGE HILL SHORTLIST


I'm off to lovely London again, for the briefest of flying visits in July, because my short fiction collection Nude (Salt, 2009) has been shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. Woop! I'm actually teaching a week-long short fiction worskshop that week at the West Cork Lit Fest, but I am flying over to London in the afternoon and back early the next morning so I won't miss my class. It'll be a mad whirlwind but it's always lovely to attend these events, win or no win. It makes them real.

My fellow listees, congrats to them all, are:

Jeremy Dyson - The Cranes That Build Cranes (Little, Brown)

A L Kennedy - What Becomes (Jonathan Cape)

Jane Feaver - Love Me Tender (Harvill Secker)

Robert Shearman - Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical

The winners will be announced on 8th July at an awards ceremony in Blackwell’s Charing Cross bookstore in London. The prize, now in its fourth year, is the UK’s only award that recognises a published collection of short stories. Co-sponsored by Blackwell, the 2010 prize has three categories: the £5,000 main prize; ; the £1,000 Readers' Prize; and a new prize for a student on Edge Hill University's MA Creative Writing course.

More here at The Bookseller and at Irish Publishing News.

15 comments:

Miss_Úna said...

OMG!!!! Congratulations! I am THE biggest League of Gentlemen fan EVER, if you are meeting Jeremy Dyson you must tell him how much I love the League!
Brilliant news, thrilled for you!!!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Úna.
If I meet JD, I'll tell him his no 1 fan is my sis.

FD Moran said...

Congratulations dear wife. I wish you every luck. F x x x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thank you, my lovely husband. N x

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Wheee. good luck good luck. And have a ball at West Cork - its such a lovely festival. Give my love to everyone!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks Vanessa - I'm looking forward to West Cork, I've never been at the fest and I've heard great things. N x

Sarah Hilary said...

Brilliant! That's a short shortlist and you're on it - excellent news. Have a blast in London, and West Cork.

eimearryan said...

FAB! Delighted for you, well done! :)

OSLO said...

Well done Nuala. Doesn't sound like you're going to have much time for actually writing in early July - such is the burden of success ;)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks so much, girls.
Sadly, Johanna, I never seem to have time for writing these days. I need a get-rich-quick scheme to put baby in a creche and get some alone time.

Kar said...

Congrautlations my friend, that's great news!!
x

Christodoulos Makris said...

That's terrific news, Nuala, well done!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Kar - thank you, peteen.

Akis - thanks, I'm delighted!

BarbaraS said...

Wowee, sounds like you are in really good company there. I wish the best of luck to you, fingers crossed :)

Rachel Fenton said...

All digits and trotters are crossed for you! wEE HEE - IT'S ALL KICKING OFF (oops - caps) here!! Best of luck and congrats Mr and Mrs!!! A little symbolic gift is winding its way to you!