15 hours ago
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Congratulations to Elaine Chiew!
It's delightful to discover that the winner of the Bridport Prize 2008 is a writer whose work I am familiar with, whose stories I have long admired; Elaine Chiew has won with a story called "Face", and I am looking forward to reading it. She is a calm, assured, thoughtful writer, and really, her win makes me feel so happy. Her victory says to me that it's all about the words and craft. Whoooo hooooo Elaine!