I am pleased and frankly stunned to announce that I was the winner of the Edge Hill MA Short Story competition 2011. I arrived unfashionably late to the award ceremony at the Charing Cross Road Blackwells bookshop due to a touchingly naive belief that traffic wouldn't be a problem and the Harry Potter effect. Not spell casting wizards, but sight seers at the premier of the final film. Nevertheless, I was happy to meet the shortlisted authors for the prestigious short story collection prize and to receive the cheque which was my first major financial reward for my writing. (A small payment from the BBC more than a decade ago hardly counts). Interviews and photos will be available on the Edge Hill website next week.
Thank you to the judging panel who selected my story and to Robert Sheppard, Dan Pantano and Ailsa Cox for the excellent MA Creative Writing course which I have enjoyed for the last two years.
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