The Edge Hill Prize is awarded annually by Edge Hill University for excellence in a published single author short story collection. In celebration of its 10th year the prize money stands at £10,000 in 2016. There is also a £1,000 Readers’ Prize judged by BA Creative Writing students; and an additional category worth £500 acknowledging rising talents on the University’s MA Creative Writing course.
Previous years’ winners have been Colm Tóibín, Claire Keegan, Chris Beckett, Jeremy Dyson, Graham Mort, Sarah Hall, John Burnside and Kirsty Gunn, who won the 2015 prize for Infidelities. The Readers’ Prize 2015 was won by Madeleine D’Arcy for Waiting for the Bullet. Kirsty Gunn joins the 2016 judging panel alongside Billy Cowan, Lecturer, Creative Writing, Edge Hill University; and Cathy Galvin of The Word Factory.