Sarah Gilmartin Mairtin Crawford Award for Short Story winner 20202

We are delighted to introduce to you the winner of the Mairtín Crawford Award for Short Story 2022 Amy Stewart

Click here to read her winning work, Big Breath.

About Amy 

Amy Stewart is a writer living in the Scottish Borders. She has an MA in Creative Writing from York St John University, graduating with a Distinction and the Programme Prize, and is currently studying for a Creative Writing PhD at the University of Sheffield.

Her work appears in Test Signal, an anthology of new northern writing from Dead Ink Books and Bloomsbury, as well as a number of journals. She has also been highly commended and shortlisted in the Bridport and Mairtín Crawford Prizes. In 2021, she won the New Writing North & Word Factory Northern Apprentice Award and in 2022, won the Mairtín Crawford Prize for Short Story.

Amy is currently working on her debut short story collection, which examines how folklore and myth can be used to explore the issues women face today and uses speculative concepts to destabilise the familiar. She is represented by Marilia Savvides at 42. 

If you want to know more about Amy, click here to read an exclusive interview.

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