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Edge Hill Short Story Prize Longlist Announced

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize, now in its third year, is the UK’s only literary award that recognises a published collection of short stories, and this year they have announced a longlist of 18 titles, which will be whittled down to a shortlist.  Ailsa Cox, the organizer of the prize, gave us a sneak peak behind the scenes last year here on the blog and Chris Beckett, last year’s winner and one of this year’s judges, talked about his relationship with UK magazine Interzone here.

The longlist of 18 contains 9 authors we’ve reviewed, so click on the links to find out more about what TSR’s reviewers thought. Good luck to all!

  • Regi ClaireFighting It (Two Ravens Press).
  • David Constantine – The Sheiling (Comma Press)
  • Jeremy Dyson – The Cranes that Build Cranes (Little Brown). 
  • Jane Feaver – with Love Me Tender (Random House).
  • Patrick Gale – Gentleman’s Relish (Harper Collins).
  • Sian Hughes – The Beach Hut (Biscuit Publishing)
  • Mark Illis – Tender (Salt Publishing). 
  • A.L. Kennedy – What Becomes (Jonathan Cape).
  • Tom Lee – Greenfly (Harvill Secker).
  • Michael J Farrell – Life in the Universe (The Stinging Fly). 
  • Ben Moor – More Trees To Climb (Portobello). 
  • Nuala Ní Chonchúir – Nude (Salt Publishing).
  • Philip O Ceallaigh – The Pleasant Light of Day (Penguin).
  • Robert ShearmanLove Songs for the Shy and Cynical(Big Finish)
  • Charles Stross – Wireless (Little Brown).
  • Craig Taylor – One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Bloomsbury).
  • Douglas Thompson – Ultrameta (Eibonvale Press).
  • Simon Van Booy – Love Begins in Winter (Beautiful Books).

One comment on “Edge Hill Short Story Prize Longlist Announced

  1. Anonymous
    April 23, 2010

    If you wish to read and review Ultrameta by Douglas Thompson then here is the relevant website:


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