Joanna Walsh’s Vertigo shortlisted for Edge Hill Prize



This year’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize shortlist is an absolute corker – five short story collections by five women who are really doing exciting things with the short story form (four of them from indie publishers).

We were very pleased when we heard that Joanna Walsh’s Vertigo had made the cut – it’s such a bold and startling collection and the recognition is very much deserved.

Also on the shortlist are Daisy Johnson with Fen (Cape), Irenosen Okojie’s Speak Gigantular (Jacaranda), KJ Orr Light Box (Daunt) and Lucy Caldwell’s Multitudes (Faber).

We’re especially pleased to have a shortlisted author two years running – Angela Readman’s Don’t Try This at Home made last year’s shortlist, but was pipped to the post by Jessie Greengrass’s deeply moving The Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw It.

The prize will be awarded at a special ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 26 August. Buy tickets here.


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