I’m honoured to have been asked to be an ambassador for this prestigious prize.
The shortlist has just been announced.
Sarah Hall, prize-winning novelist and short story writer, has been shortlisted for the third time for ‘Sudden Traveller’. She won the award in 2013 for ‘Mrs Fox’. Hall is joined on the shortlist by composer and debut novelist Kerry Andrew for ‘To Belong To’, Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner and debut novelist Ingrid Persaud for ‘The Sweet Sop’, rising talent Kiare Ladner for ‘Van Rensburg’s Card’ and creative writing lecturer and novelist Nell Stevens for ‘The Minutes’. The Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000.
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That Killer First Page, Workshop, Dublin, Oct 13.