Charles Lambert, author of the story collection THE SCENT OF CINNAMON, whose title story won the O. Henry Award 2007, had had his short story 'Curtains' shortlisted for the Willesden Short Story Prize 2012.
Other nominated authors include Francis Scappaticci, Geraldine Mills and Mary O'Shea, with the winning story and runners up, as chosen by Roddy Doyle, to be announced at the results event at the end of March. For the full shortlist, click here.
Charles Lambert is also the author of two novels, LITTLE MONSTERS (Picador 2008) and ANY HUMAN FACE (Picador 2010), praised by Jake Kerridge in the Telegraph as a 'beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don't see'.
More Praise for Charles Lambert:
'Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer, one deserving of encouragement and recognition.' -- Beryl Bainbridge
'Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn.' -- Hannah Tinti author of THE GOOD THIEF
'Lambert is really very good indeed.' -- Scott Pack