Claire Fuller, the judge of our Writing Competition, has been shortlisted for the Tom Gallon Award, a prestigious national award administered by the Society of Authors. Sadly for us, this is on the same day as our prize awards, 17th June at 7pm. Cash bar open from 6:30pm. We are very pleased for Claire, but sorry she wont be with us in person to award our prizes. Claire has prepared a few words about each of the winning stories so we will have her thoughts if not her presence.

Claire has promised to come to Lymington before long, to talk about her novel Bitter Orange – we look forward to seeing her then. Best wishes to Claire for success in the Tom Gallon Award.