Judge Kate Clanchy calls the winning story “a beautifully sustained study of character and place, elegantly shaped and beautifully written.” Fellow judge, Derek Owusu, says Picasso’s Face is “a story you read more than once, each time picking up on the skilfully placed subtleties that enhance the experience.”
The V.S. Pritchett Short Story Prize was founded by the Royal Society of Literature in 1999 to commemorate the centenary of the celebrated short story writer.
Many congratulations to Kate – it’s great to see her work finding more readers and receiving more acclaim.
Kate Lockwood Jefford was shortlisted for the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize for her story, They Even Painted Over Dead Flies. The story is published in our Volume 10 anthology and is available from Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-10