Posts tagged 'Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Prize'
Posted 25 November 2011
Many years ago, I saw an art show at the Hayward Gallery in London which included an installation piece by the film-maker Peter Greenaway . It's stuck with me ever...
Read 'farewell and adieu '
Posted 23 November 2011
Almost a decade ago, shortly after I began work on my first story collection, a national campaign was launched. That campaign was named Save Our Short Story. It was founded...
Read 'almost a decade on...the short story...'
Posted 21 November 2011
We task each writer in residence with producing an exclusive piece of work during their residency. Seeing as Clare Wigfall's residency has been a celebration of the short story, it...
Read ''Before Their Very Eyes' '
Posted 11 May 2011
So, last night I think I found the coolest music venue in Edinburgh. A place so intimate that you'll probably only hear about it through word of mouth. Where the...
Read 'weeki wachee mermaids in the living...'
Posted 30 April 2011
All eyes were on the Mall this morning. Well, those of two billion people, if the news reports had it correct. Everyone watching the newly-wed royal couple processing up to...
Read 'all eyes to the mall '
Posted 23 April 2011
It's the Easter weekend, and I've heard reports on the radio that the rest of the country/Europe is experiencing balmy spring weather. Here in Edinburgh, we're cloaked under what is...
Read 'photo stories '
Posted 14 April 2011
Earlier this week I had the great fortune to see, and hold, some incredibly rare and beautiful books. These were volumes plucked from the library of the Edinburgh Royal College...
Read 'of diamonds and cavorting skeletons '
Posted 4 April 2011
I remember being surprised when an interviewer asked me why I wrote about troubled mothers. She was right, of course, but it was news to me. 'I don't know,' I...
Read 'someone's a mother... and a bright...'
Posted 1 April 2011
It's an honour to be here, and I'm thrilled by the invitation to take over from Polly as the new Booktrust online writer in residence, but the honest truth is...
Read 'hello... i'm clare '