The Scattering by Jaki McCarrick has been shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Short Story award. Jaki’s story The Visit has already won the Wasafari prize for new fiction.
Joining Jaki on the £5000 shortlist is fellow Welsh publisher, Parthian’s Rachel Trezise as well as David Rose, Bernie McGill and John Burnside. The 2014 judging panel includes Kevin Barry, winner of the 2013 Edge Hill Prize, Carys Bray, winner of the inaugural Edge Hill MA Prize in 2010 and Katie Allen, editor of welovethisbook.com.
The winners will be announced on 3rd July, at an awards ceremony at Free Word Centre in London.
Set on the Irish Border, The Scattering explores states of liminality: life on the Irish border, dual identities, emigration, being between states – certainty and doubt, codependency and freedom. Some explore themes of catastrophe and constraint. All explore what it means to be alive in a fraught and ever-changing world. The Scattering is available to order from our website.
Best of luck Jaki!