Following the London ceremony in
July this year, the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story returned to the
north-west last week with a reading at The Bluecoat in Liverpool to celebrate
the winning authors’ work.

The event, which was also held as part of the annual Chapter & Verse Literature Festival, saw main prize recipient Graham Mort read from his winning collection TouchMeanwhile, Avril Scott, who was awarded the MA Creative Writing student prize, was presented with a bound copy of her winning story The Limitless Possibilities of Life by Edge Hill’s programme leader for the MA in Creative Writing Professor Robert Sheppard.

Graham Mort and Avril Scott talk about their work and what winning the Edge Hill Prize means to them.