A trio of exciting authors celebrated the launch of Head Land, the first book from Edge Hill University’s new publishing house, at an event at the Arts Centre, Ormskirk.

Dr Who writer Rob Shearman, local rising star and Edge Hill alumna Carys Bray and renowned short story author Adam Marek read from their contributions to Head Land, a collection of award-winning short stories marking ten years of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.

Head Land: 10 Years of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize brings together some of the most acclaimed short story writers working today, including previous Edge Hill prize-winners Kevin Barry, Colm Tóibín Jeremy Dyson and Kirsty Gunn. It also features some of the best shortlisted authors and past winners of the student-judged Reader’s Prize.

It is published by Edge Hill University Press (EHUP), a student-led literary imprint designed to equip students with industry knowledge and highly marketable skills. Staffed by a mixture of undergraduate and postgraduate students, EHUP has worked in close partnership with Glasgow-based Freight Books, giving the interns an authentic industry experience and helping them to build the skills and contacts they will need to secure a job in the competitive world of publishing.