And now my heart is beating wildly, I am trembling. And I can't write. Nope. Can't write right now. Not at all. I may have to go shopping instead. If I can breathe. Feeling a bit sick. Oops.
She continues," We would also like to commend two other authors, Tania Hershman and CE Morgan, whose work stood out for its remarkable quality. We look forward to seeing more of their writing in the future."
PS Yes, everything's backwards today, but massive congratulations to the shortlist! Are you all breathing right now?
Francesca Kay - An Equal Stillness (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Nami Mun - Miles From Nowhere (Virago)
Ann Weisgarber - The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (Macmillan New Writing)
Addendum: Now I have had time to gather my thoughts, I see that I am the only short story writer among novelists here, and the only small-press-published author, so a lovely boost for short stories and small presses, yay!