"Cutthroat" received third place in the Historical Novel Society International Short Story Award 2014 contest, judged by Ian Skillicorn, Emma Darwin and Stephanie Bowen.
Judge's notes on "Cutthroat":
Emma Darwin: “Very successful in covering a relatively large amount of narrative ground, and a strong subject, in a beautifully-proportioned and measured arc of emotional change. The care and precision that shows in the language also shows (as it so often does) in perfect presentation: attention to all the details of the writing process can’t be faked, and makes all the difference.”
Ian Skillicorn: “A vivid and uncompromising tale.”