H.E.Bates Short Story Competition

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2017 Competition

The results of the 2017 Competition are as follows:


First prize   Moira McGrath  -  The End

Second prize   William Brakes  -  Hokeham St. Thomas

Third prize   Karen Baker  -  Hijab

The other shortlisted stories were

Paul R.T. Barrett  -  Blue

William Brakes  -  The In-Between Time

Vanessa Brooks  -  Out Here

Sarah Evans  -  Jumping Off

Janet Hancock  -  Other Half

Catherine Hokin  -  Picture This

David McVey  -  Step Forty

Mark Tuohy  -  Two Tone

Tom Walker  -  Rocketman


The Northamptonshire Writer prize was not awarded


The Head Judge this year was Tony Klinger. 

Tony has worked in the film industry for many years as a producer and director. His work includes The Avengers TV series in the sixties and the film about The Who, "The Kids Are Alright". He is the author of a book about working with The Who, "Twilight Of The Gods", and two novels, "The Butterfly Boy" and "Under God's Table".

The prize-giving was at the Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Northampton NN1 3AS at 7.30 pm Thursday February 1st.