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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Willesden Herald short story prize results 2010

The results were announced at a special event this evening in Charles Dickens' house, 48 Doughty Street, London.

Wena Poon with Steve Moran (from Vanessa Gebbie's news)The 2010 prize mug goes to:

"The Architects" by Wena Poon

Equal runners-up:

"Emily Strabnow's Freckles" by Willie Davis

"Falling" by Henrietta Rose-Innes

Richard Peabody says:
"In my next life I'm coming back as the brainy talented author of "The Architects." Talk about brazen, submitting a story about a contest to a writing contest. Does it work? Check. The focus might well be on writers—the same dynamics of love, jealousy, sex, and mentors, applies. New York City is captured in amber. Check. Foreign-born exiles get their due. Check. Authentic dialogue squeezes out sparks. Check. Jokes? Check. Do the juggled balls remain in the air? Check. Yes, I want to be this author, who like a sly child with an Erector Set creates miraculous buildings out of thin air."

The fourteen top short stories for 2010 are included in New Short Stories 4, which is now available.


Eeleen Lee said...

congratulations to all

Unknown said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for a very enjoyable evening, and many congratulations to Wena.