Congratulations to Jessie Greengrass, winner of the 10th anniversary Edge Hill Prize for her collection, An Account of The Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw It. She will be reading alongside Kirsty Gunn and Kevin Barry at the launch of the Edge Hill Prize anthology, Head Land edited by Rodge Glass at the Edinburgh Book Festival on August 27th.
The Scottish writer John Burnside has won the 2014 Edge Hill Prize for a published short story collection from the UK or Ireland for his collection, Something Like Happy. The other four finalists were Bernie McGill, Jaki McCarrick, David Rose and Rachel Trezise who won the Readers’ Choice prize, judged by creative writing students at Edge Hill. The judging panel for the main prize was headed up by last year’s winner, Kevin Barry.