Eve Thomson wins the Bridport Prize for Short Stories
Eve Thomson, recipient of a 2009 New Writers Award, has won the first prize for short story in the Bridport Prize for her story 'A Man in Three Moments'. The category judge, Michèle Roberts, said 'The top three prizewinners were easy to pick. Their stories stood out immediately, characterized first and foremost by energetic, inventive language, and also by a subtle take on subject matter and themes. ‘A Man in Three Moments’ by Eve Thomson brilliantly telescoped time and dealt with the mysterious meanings of the word ‘beauty’.
Eve has previously been shortlisted for the Orange/Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition and the Bridport Prize, and her work has appeared in the Bridport Prize 2008 anthology, Scottish Book Trust’s New Writing from Scotland 2009, and Mslexia issue 58, Jun/Jul/Aug 2013. Her first novel is in final draft.
The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. Eve will receive £5,000 and will be published in the Bridport Prize 2013 anthology.