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Archive for October, 2013

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 2013

I’m thrilled that my story, Poison Hands, is included in this anthology, and it was great to meet so many of the writers at the awards ceremony at the Arnolfini Centre in Bristol’s docklands. Amazing views of the city from the fifth floor. We were frolicking (sorry, engaging in erudite literary banter) from around 4pm to 8pm, a perfect time […]

My Novel an Eludia Award Finalist

Well, well, well, another piece of remarkably good news; my novel, The Cherrywood Box, is a finalist in the Eludia Award competition. It is particularly good news because I submitted the entire manuscript for this contest, rather than an extract, so it implies, to me anyway, that the entire manuscript has legs. The Cherrywood Box […]

Lightship Memoir Shortlisted

Hurray! My memoir has been shortlisted for the Lightship Prize. They’ve whittled it down to ten stories – there were originally thirty longlistees. I’ve no idea how many entered but I’m thrilled and amazed that it has got this far. I think it’s fair to say, it has been a pretty successful project so far […]

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