The Method shortlisted for Edge Hill Award
Congratulations to Tom Vowler, whose short story collection, The Method and Other Stories, has just been shortlisted for the prestigious Edge Hill Prize.
Ailsa Cox, Reader in Creative Writing and English at Edge Hill University, said: “We’re delighted by the sheer quality and diversity of the shortlist. Some of these names are already familiar such as Helen Simpson who has won numerous accolades as one of those rare writers to have built a reputation exclusively on short stories. She is pitted against the likes of rising star Tom Vowler who has only been writing for the last couple of years. I think the list reflects the diversity of the prize and that it is open to anyone whether established or not.”
This year’s prize has three categories – the main literary award of £5,000, the £1,000 Readers’ Prize and the Edge Hill University MA Creative Writing Prize of £500.
The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at the Blackwell Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, on 7th July.