Aoife Inman of Felicity Bryan Associates has won the Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize for "Earth-Grown Bodies".
The £1,000 prize was set up in 2019 and aims to discover new exciting and diverse voices in fiction, celebrating the short story form as well as the resilience of independent booksellers. The competition is run and funded by Brick Lane Bookshop. This year a total of 734 entries were submitted.
Inman is agents’ assistant at Felicity Bryan Associates. She said she was "over the moon" to see her story win.
She was selected from a shortlist of 12 writers, including Danielle Vrublevskis, Katherine Gutierrez, Leeor Ohayon, Nayela Wickramasuriya, J P Pangilinan-O’Brien, Ramya Jegatheesan, Madeleine Dunnigan, Aden Jamal, Kate Horsley, Aisha Phoenix and Nicholas Kemp. All of them will appear in a 2021 anthology published on 4th November, with a foreword by Brick Lane Bookshop owner Denise Jones and an introduction by project manager Kate Ellis.
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