Winning the Royal Academy / Pin Drop short story award


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Yesterday my short story, A Quiet Tidy Man, won the Royal Academy of Arts / Pin Drop short story award 2016. The six shortlisted authors were invited to a ceremony at the Royal Academy in London, where the actress, Juliet Stevenson, announced the winner and read the story to an audience of about a hundred people. 

photo (59)I took my son Henry along with me, and he took some photos on my phone – hence the poor quality. There were lots of official photos taken, and when I see some I’ll put them up here.

After the reading I was interviewed by two of the judges about my writing, and I’m sure I made a bit of a hash of my answers since I was rather over-excited. I think this might have been recorded too, so we’ll see… And then there was a little drinks reception for photo (60)everyone who had come along and I got to have a chat with Juliet who was very lovely and funny.

Although I haven’t yet read the other writers’ stories I have no doubt they’re wonderful. You can take a look at the list on Pin Drop’s website.

A recording of Juliet reading my story will be online at some point soon, and I’ll send a message out when it’s available to listen to.

17 thoughts on “Winning the Royal Academy / Pin Drop short story award

  1. Pingback: Listen to Juliet Stevenson Read ‘A Quiet Tidy Man’ | Claire Fuller

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