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.