2018 Edge Hill Prize for Short Story Longlist

It is with great pleasure that we announce the longlist for this year’s Edge Hill Prize. Out of over fifty entries our readers have selected fifteen wonderfully diverse collections.  Included in the list is one previous winner (Sarah Hall), a writer who was on the very first Edge Hill Prize shortlist (Nicholas Royle) and a previously short-listed writer, Tessa Hadley.

The Edge Hill Prize is now the only UK award for a single-authored collection of short stories with a prize of £10,000. The short-list will be announced sometime in June. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Rd, London where it is hoped the shortlisted writers will read from their work.

Our 2018 judges will be Paul McVeigh, Alice O’Keefe, Daisy Johnson and Ailsa Cox.

Long list Authors:

Kelly Creighton –  Bank Holiday Hurricane (Doire Press)

Agnieszka Dale – Fox Season (Jantar Publishing)

Lucy Durneen – Wild Gestures (MidnightSun Publishing)

Tessa Hadley – Bad Dreams (Jonathan Cape)

Sarah Hall – Madame Zero (Faber & Faber)

M John Harrison – You Should Come With Me now (Comma Press)

David Hayden — Darker with the Lights On (Little Island Press)

James Kelman – That was a Shiver (Canongate)

Alison MacLeod – All the Beloved Ghosts (Bloomsbury)

Sean O’Reilly – Levitation (Stinging Fly Press)

Adam O’Riordan – The Burning Ground (Bloomsbury)

Tom Rachman – Basket Of Deplorables (Riverrun)

Leone Ross – Come Let us Sing Anyway (Peepal Tree Press)

Nicholas Royle – Ornithology (Confingo)

Eley Williams – Attrib (Influx Press)

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