Shelley Day has been named the winner of the 2020 Edge Hill Prize for her debut collection, What Are You Like. Ruby Cowling won the Readers’ Choice Prize for another debut collection, This Paradise.
The Edge Hill Prize 2020 for a published short story collection from the UK or Ireland has just been announced. £10,000 will be awarded to the winner in November. The collections are:
- Paris Syndrome by Lucy Sweeney Byrne (Banshee Press)
- This Paradise by Ruby Cowling (Boiler House Press)
- What Are You Like by Shelley Day (Postbox Press)
- Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall (Faber)
- This Way to Departures by Linda Mannheim (Influx Press)
The winner of the £10,000 Edge Hill Prize for a published short story collection will be announced at an award ceremony in London on Saturday November 3rd. The shortlisted authors are Tessa Hadley, Sarah Hall, Alison MacLeod, Tom Rachman and Leone Ross. There will be readings from all five collections: book your tickets at Waterstones Bookshop, Piccadilly.
Congratulations to Jessie Greengrass, winner of the 10th anniversary Edge Hill Prize for her collection, An Account of The Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw It. She will be reading alongside Kirsty Gunn and Kevin Barry at the launch of the Edge Hill Prize anthology, Head Land edited by Rodge Glass at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 27th.
Collections by Madeleine D’Arcy, Carys Davies, Kirsty Gunn, Toby Litt, Anneliese Mackintosh and Rose Tremain shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2015.
The Scottish writer John Burnside has won the 2014 Edge Hill Prize for a published short story collection from the UK or Ireland for his collection, Something Like Happy. The other four finalists were Bernie McGill, Jaki McCarrick, David Rose and Rachel Trezise who won the Readers’ Choice prize, judged by creative writing students at Edge Hill. The judging panel for the main prize was headed up by last year’s winner, Kevin Barry.