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The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature is in its 15th year in 2018, having been set up in 2003 by the then High Sheriff of Cheshire, John Richards OBE, DL. It is open to writers who were born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked, in Cheshire. The 2018 competition was for short stories. Winners were announced on November 29.

2018 prize winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Cheshire Prize for Literature, who were awarded their prizes at the awards evening with guest speaker Zoe Gilbert and High Sheriff of Cheshire Alexis Redmond MBE.

The winners of the 2018 prize for short stories were as follows:

There were joint first prize winners who split the prize money of £2,000

Sophie Claire: Fallen Sparrow

Clive McWilliam: Satellites.

There were five runners-up each winning £150

Simon Gotts: Tell Us Your Story

Angi Holden: Painting Stones for Virginia

Fiona Holland: Traffic

Yvonne Oliver: On the Dilemma of Whether to Speak Up When Your Baby Vomits into a Stranger’s Hood.

Nicola Russell-Johnson: Arpeggios of Anxiety


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