The Edge Hill Short Story Prize Ceremony

Saturday 3rd November 18:30 at London - Piccadilly

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize Ceremony will see this year’s winner of the UK’s only literary award for a single authored short story collection announced with us in store. Join us for an evening of readings from all of the shortlisted authors before the winner is announced by winner of the 2017 prize, Daisy Johnson.


The Edge Hill Prize was founded in 2006 by Edge Hill University’s Professor Ailsa Cox as a means of highlighting the intricate craftsmanship of short story writing. The Prize remains the only annually presented award that recognises excellence in a published, single-authored collection of short stories in the UK and Ireland. Now in its 12th Year, with the prize money standing at £10,000, this year’s Prize has been judged by Daisy Johnson, Paul McVeigh, Alice O’Keeffe, and Professor Ailsa Cox.


The Shortlist


Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley (Jonathan Cape) is a collection of gripping and unsettling stories where the real things that happen to people turn out to be as mysterious as their dreams.

Madame Zero by Sarah Hall (Faber) is a collection rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland.

All the Beloved Ghosts by Alison MacLeod (Bloomsbury) is an acutely observed collection of stories which hover on the border of life and death. 

Basket of Deplorables by Tom Rachman (Riverrun Books) is a series of witty, cutting, and addictive tales of Trump times.

Come Let Us Sing Anyway by Leone Ross (Peepal Tree Press) is a frank and witty collection which engages the intellect as well as the heart.


Please join us for what promises to be a rather special evening.

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Saturday 3rd November 18:30

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