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Kirsty Gunn wins the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015

Conville & Walsh are delighted to announce that Kirsty Gunn has won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize with her fantastic collection Infidelities. The prize, worth £5,000, was awarded last night at London’s Free Word Centre. Now in its ninth year, the Edge Hill Prize is the only UK award that recognises excellence in a published collection of short stories.

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Published by Faber & Faber in November 2014, this collection of stories offers a candid peek at infidelity in all its guises. These are tales of lust, deceit, resentment and regret - and of the secrets and lies that can chip away at human relationships.

In a series of interwoven dramas, we find mothers yearning for adventure, for the exhilaration of the open road or the anonymity of the forest; fathers absent in body or mind; husbands who look the other way; complacency turned to spite and apathy turned to betrayal. At the same time Gunn pursues the glorious rush of a snap decision, the liberty of answering that siren call of a better life elsewhere.

Written with Gunn’s trademark attention to nuances of behaviour, motive and even landscape, Infidelity is a temptingly beautiful work that asks ‘What if?’ and dares to find out

If you’d like to read the book, you can buy a copy online or in your local book shop.

03 Jul 2015