Friday, January 08, 2010

Scott Prize shortlist - congrats to all!

Salt has just announced the shortlist of the inaugural Scott Prize for Short Fiction, which they call
"an important new venture for Salt as we continue to discover and nurture new talent from around the English-speaking world. The prize forms part of Salt’s commitment to the short story, to debut collections and to our vision of new literature in English as an international endeavour."
Congrats to the 12 full-length collections shortlisted - and especially to my friends and writing colleagues Susannah, Joel and Tom! - from almost a hundred entries and a longlist of 25. 4 winning titles will be announced next month for publication in the summer.

1. Ben Cheetham: The Hate Club (UK)
2. Alexandra Fox: Roundabouts (UK)
3. Miriam Hastings: Demon Lovers (UK)
4. Patrick Holland: The Source of Sound (Australia)
5. Sandra Jensen: A Sort of Walking Miracle (Ireland)
6. Laurence Klavan: Family Unit and Other Fantasies (US)
7. Wes Lee: This Animal Kingdom and Other Stories (NZ)
8. Mary McClusky: Gift to the Dark Gods (UK)
9. David Philip Mullins: Longing to Love You (US)
10. Susannah Rickards: Hot Kitchen Snow and Other Stories (UK)
11. Tom Vowler: They May Not Mean To But They Do (UK)
12. Joel Willians: Buy Ma Biscuits or Kiss Ma Fish (UK)

May this be the start of a wonderful year of short story success for all these writers!


Vanessa Gebbie said...

Well, how ab fab is this?

Joel, Tom, Susannah - writing friends and all were at one time or another in Fiction Workhouse... - and Ben joined just before I shut it down!

I've met Mary in London, and I worked on Bootcamp with Alexandra Fox for a couple of years.

O mi gad... how brilliant!

Nik Perring said...

Congrats all!

Rachel Fenton said...

Some v intruguin titles in there - congrats to all - can't wait to read the little lovelies!