ANY OTHER MOUTH by Anneliese Mackintosh has been shortlisted in the Best Short Story Collection category for the 2015 Saboteur Awards. The Saboteur Awards are given for ‘publications and events that impress with their design or their enthusiasm or their content or their ethos, or with how much the judges enjoy them or a combination of all of those things.’ The winner is decided by public vote on the shortlisted works, and you can support Anneliese with your vote here. Results will be announced on 31st May at a special all-day event at Vout-O-Reenees in London.
Mackintosh’s collection is also a Brave New Reads pick by Writers' Centre Norwich this summer. Chosen by readers, for readers, Brave New Reads recommends six exceptional books. Of ANY OTHER MOUTH, they say that it ‘is a candid and deeply personal exploration … Be prepared to cringe, cry and smile as you race through this playful and poignant book.’
ANY OTHER MOUTH is a collection of powerful short stories involving a young woman, Gretchen, and her search for identity, happiness and self-discovery. It was published by Freight Books in June 2014 and has since received wonderful reviews. ANY OTHER MOUTH won the Green Carnation Prize 2014, was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s First Book Award 2014 and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2014 and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015.
Anneliese Mackintosh was born in Germany and now lives in Manchester where she writes, performs, works and teaches.
Praise for ANY OTHER MOUTH:
‘Mackintosh is a real talent and ANY OTHER MOUTH is a remarkable debut.’ - The Independent
‘Beautifully crafted snapshots… one of the UK’s most exciting new voices.’ - The List
‘Among the most important debuts of the year… by turns funny, affecting, heartening and strange, this is a hugely impressive first book.’ – Global Civilian