“This story came very close to placing in the top three. An intriguing tale of love and female sexuality from the point of view of a house cleaner.”
He judged nearly 600 entries and top honours went to Faith Oxenbridge’s wonderful story What You Have. This year’s other finalists were Angela Barnett and David Herkt; John Procter, Jack van Beynen, Barbara Koziarski, Mark Stephenson and Juliette Rose Wunrow were also Highly Commended.
The full judge’s comments are here.