CLARE MORRALL is one of our regular judges and a prolific reader. She was Booker shortlisted in 2003 and was awarded an honorary doctor of letters (DLitt) by the University of Birmingham.
Morrall’s debut novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. Morrall was also shortlisted for British Newcomer of the Year 2003. Her fourth novel, The Man who Disappeared, was selected for the TV Book Club 2010. In 2012 The Roundabout Man was released to critical acclaim.
Her novels have been translated into many languages across the world.
Clare Morralls novels are:
The Last of the Greenwoods (2018)
When the Floods Came (2016)
After the Bombing (2014)
The Roundabout Man (2012)
The Man Who Disappeared (2010)
The Language of Others (2008)
Natural Flights of the Human Mind (2006)
Astonishing Splashes of Colour (2003)
Paul McDonald judged our first ever short story competition and edited the subsequent anthology entitled, The Tipping Point. He set the standard for what was to follow in the years after in which the quality only ever increased.
He taught modern literature at the University of Wolverhampton for twenty five years, heading its creative writing programme for over a decade. He is an award winning author of eighteen books, including three novels and three collections of poetry. His most recent book is Allen Ginsberg: Cosmopolitan Comic.