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.