Everyone here at Little,Brown was delighted to hear that Jeremy Dyson won the 2010 Edge Hill Prize last night for his brilliant short story collection, The Cranes that Build the Cranes.
The award, worth £5,000, is sponsored by Blackwells and is the only prize for a collection of short stories by a British writer.
The three judges praised the collection for its wit, imagination, its great readability and for the way the stories linger in the mind long after you've finished the book. They also said it was a very easy decision, as each judge had independently selected it as their favourite of the five shortlisted titles.
Abacus Editor-in-Chief Antonia Hodgson also told us: "Jeremy's smash-hit play Ghost Stories is transferring to the West End next week – if you like being scared senseless (in a fun way) I can heartily recommend it…!"
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