yippee!

Well! I think you must all have been crossing those fingers and toes extremely hard, because it turns out I won this year's Bristol Prize! I'll blog properly about it later, but in the meantime, thank you so much to the judges ad the organizers of the contest, and huge congratulations to all the entrants, the other people on the long-list and the short-list, and everybody who turned up at the Arnolfini on Saturday night to help us celebrate the short story.  Hurray!  I'm off to bed now - I'm not long back in Manchester and sleep must be had; I'll endeavour to be more coherent tomorrow.

12 comments:

Sherri said...

It was great to meet you and the other writers and judges on Saturday. Heartiest congratulations. It's a fabulous story and a well-deserved win.

Emma said...

OMG - Valerie! That's fantastic!! Congratulations :-)

mrkchmbrs said...

Just read about your win on Twitter.

Congratulations!

Joanna said...

Well done Valerie. You really deserved this win. The story is amazing and it continues to haunt me. I loved my day in Bristol and the book is fantastic. I feel really happy to be a part of it and it was brilliant to meet everyone.

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks, you guys! Sherri and Joanna, it was lovely to meet you. Emma, it was a Fiction Forge story! Ta, Mark!

Amy said...

That's amazing! Congratulations. That is is such a fantastic achievement.

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thank you, Amy! I'm still all giddy :-)

Hannah Stoneham said...

Well done you!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks, Hannah!

Lucy said...

That's so cool. Congratulations! Even if they are a bit late...

Lucy said...

Well, now I thought to read the date maybe it's not so late after all. Since you'd posted so much in the meantime I assumed it was a week ago or something! Anyway, enjoy the biscuits.

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Lucy - I am SO enjoying the biscuits!