Delighted to get an invitation to the celebratory breakfast for the announcement of the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award.
At BAFTA, 14th July. Going out live on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
I'll be cheering for Clare Wigfall (see post below.)
At the same time, the event will be a bit poignant. Part of the Bridport Prize package is that all the eligible winners and runners up are automatically entered for the award.
And they missed the deadline. We all got letters of apology.
So I will never know if dear old Tommo Price (2nd in Bridport '07 and joint 1st in Daily Telegraph comp '07, ) might have made it. Probably not, but it would have been nice to see him try.