Anneliese Mackintosh’s powerful debut novel, ANY OTHER MOUTH has been shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Free Word Centre on Thursday 2 July.
Now in its ninth year, the Edge Hill Short Story Prize it is the only UK award that recognises excellence in a published collection of short stories and has attracted established names competing alongside relative newcomers for the £5,000 main prize. The judges are The Guardian’s Chris Power, 2014 Readers’ Choice winner Rachel Trezise and Edge Hill’s Dr Ailsa Cox.
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, was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s First Book Award and in the Best Short Story Collection category for the 2015 Saboteur Awards and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.
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