Edge Hill Prize 2011 Longlist Announced
The longlist has just been announced for Edge Hill University’s Short Story Prize 2011. This is the fifth year of the prize, the UK’s only literary award for a published collection of stories – won last year by Jeremy Dyson, who is one of this year’s judges, together with Stuart Maconie and Marcus Gipps. You can read our interview with prize organiser Ailsa Cox here. The shortlist will be unveiled in May.
Here is this year’s longlist, with links to those we’ve reviewed, so you can check out some of what the fuss is all about!:
- Martin Bax – Memoirs of a Gone World (Salt Publishing).
- Alan Beard – You Don’t Have to Say (Tindal Street Press). review coming soon
- Peter Bromley – Sky Light and Other Stories (Biscuit).
- Jo Cannon – Insignificant Gestures (Pewter Rose Press).
- Roshi Fernando – Homesick (Impress Books).
- David Gaffney – The Half-life of Songs (Salt Publishing).
- Vanessa Gebbie – Storm Warning, Echoes of Conflict (Salt Publishing). review coming soon
- James Kelman – If it is Your Life (Penguin).
- Andre Mangeot – True North (Salt Publishing). review coming soon
- Jay Merill – God of the Pigeons (Salt Publishing).
- Magnus Mills – Screwtop Thompson (Bloomsbury).
- Graham Mort – Touch (Seren).
- Nik Perring – Not So Perfect (Roast Books).
- Susannah Rickards – Hot Kitchen Snow (Salt Publishing). review coming soon
- Michele Roberts – Mud, Stories and Sex and Love (Virago).
- Polly Samson – Perfect Lives (Virago). review coming soon
- Helen Simpson – Inflight Entertainment (Random House).
- Fiona Thackeray – The Secret’s in the Folding (Pewter Rose Press).
- Tom Vowler – The Method and Other Stories (Salt Publishing).
- Susie Wild – The Art of Contraception (Parthian).