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HNS International Short Story Award

"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.”

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