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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Willesden short story prize 2006 - result

Two very different stories stood out from the ten shortlisted and after some consideration it proved impossible to separate them. So we have a tie. The winning stories, and joint winners of the Willesden Short Story Prize 2006 are "Dodie's Gift" by Vanessa Gebbie and "Secure" by Mikey Delgado. Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Zadie Smith for adjudicating from the shortlist.

Here is the complete shortlist in alphabetical order:

"Abe and his Girlfriend" by Jacqui Rowe
"Dodie's Gift" by Vanessa Gebbie (joint winner)
"In Summer" by Michael McCudden
"Sasquatch" by Tao Lin
"Sé" by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
"Secure" by Mikey Delgado (joint winner)
"Ta'waaf: Circling the Holy Ka'aba" by Bilal Ghafoor
"The Finding" by Valerie Trueblood
"The History of Imagining About Blue Horses" by Sean Brijbasi
"Who Would've Guessed?" by Raewyn Alexander

Thanks to all who entered. Every story was read carefully, some several times, and many were strong contenders for one of the ten places on the shortlist. Further details about the competition, the authors and the results will be posted when we have settled a little go slow by our chapel of the Typesetters Union.

Have Pen, Will Travel

Update a year later: 2007 results


Anonymous said...

Have the other eight on the shortlist been notified? It would be nice to know if one was one of them....

Anonymous said...

Who were the other eight???

Anonymous said...

Colette said:

I would like to know the names of the runners up too....

Ed said...

all will be revealed. please check back later.

Anonymous said...

thank you again to sm for organising this and thanks to zs for reading and judging.