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Chris Beckett's 'The Turing Test'
« on: July 05, 2009, 01:01:59 am »
Interzone regular Chris Beckett won the 2009 Edge Hill Short Story Prize and the associated reader prize for his collection “The Turing Test”. Chris was in competition with established literary exponents of the short story such as Booker winner Anne Enright, who came second, and Ali Smith. Many congratulations to Chris on a well-deserved victory and Andrew Hook of Elastic Press who had Faber, Random House and Hamish Hamilton as opposition.
Short notice but the winner will do a reading at the Blue Coat in Liverpool between 12 noon and 2 pm later today, Sunday 5th July

2 hours, 2 readings, by 2 winners; this year's - Chris - and last year's - Claire Keegan.  With an interval and a bar.

TTA re-published the interview from the Chris Beckett special issue of Interzone (#218, Oct/Nov 2008)

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Re: Chris Beckett's 'The Turing Test'
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 09:15:33 pm »
The Short  Review does Chris Beckett proud..
 
Tania  Hershman reviews The Turing Test
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Chris Beckett's award-winning short story collection is bursting with imagination, enough to fill ten books, and once you read it, you may never be content to read anything "realist" again.

.. and  talks to Edge  Hill Prize Winner Chris Beckett about his 20-year relationship with  Interzone magazine.
 
and the  second of two  interviews all on the August edition of the Short Review. A website devoted to reviewing anthologies and collections.   50

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Re: Chris Beckett's 'The Turing Test'
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 06:33:40 pm »
Great news for Chris, Roy ;D

Thanks for posting it.