With this year’s Story Shop on the horizon, it is always lovely to hear about what past Story Shop writers have gone on to achieve. A wave of news has come in this week, with a selection of writers making new ground.
Story Shop writer from 2010, Pippa follows up her first novel The Falling Sky with new work The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space, a collection of scientific short stories, depicting a lesser visited world of observatories and laboratories. The collection has gathered great reviews and is long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2015.
Story Shop writer from 2013, Vicki launched her first collection of short stories, The Way Out earlier this year. In latest news, The Way Out has been long-listed for both the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2015 and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. Novelist and short story writer from Edinburgh, the collection follows Vicki’s first novel Nothing is Heavy, published in 2012.
Story Shop writer from 2013, Shelley was very excited to share the news that her first novel, The Confession of Stella Moon is to be published by Saraband. Not only that but Shelly has also won an award for her short stories and at this very moment is in London to receive it. Without a doubt, Shelley feels 2015 is her year!
An enthusiastic short story writer and aspiring novelist, Sarah is currently travelling around New Zealand. But she still found time to write about a recent experience with a toddler for The Toast. Without spoiling anything, she survives the experience but learns a lot along the way.