Pleased as punch to be on the shortlist for this year’s Costa Short Story Award, which is judged anonymously and voted on by the public. We’ve all been under strict instructions to keep it a secret, but here’s the news in The Bookseller and The Guardian:
Congratulations to all of the shortlist: Rupert Thomson, Annalisa Crawford, Erin Soros, Niall Bourke and Danny Murphy. Voting is closed now, but if you’d like to take a look or a listen to all of our short stories, here’s a link (scroll all the way down to the bottom to find mine, The Night Office, read by the lovely Kate Dyson.)
Now, as the invitation to the swank awards ceremony states Dress: Formal the really big issue is – what is a writer to wear?!?
Thanks to any of you who voted!