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LONDON—Irish author Martina Devlin‘s story “Singing Dumb”, about a young girl from a rural community whose three-year-old brother is involved in a car accident, won the 2012 V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize—founded by the Royal Society of Literature for the best unpublished short story of the year. She wins a £1,000 cash prize, publication in Prospect magazine, and will join Jackie Kay—poet, novelist (Trumpet) and short story writer (her latest collection: Reality, Reality)—to read from their works at Somerset House on Monday, 5 November at 7pm.
Emily joined Litro in April 2012 as Literary Editor & Web Designer. She made over the website and introduced new developmental and editorial features to strengthen Litro's online presence. She left her position in January 2013, taking a backseat as Contributing Editor to concentrate on writing. She is a freelance journalist with a special interest in travel writing and foreign reporting (with an inclination for Asia and Latin America), and is now based in Malaysia. English is her native language, but she also speaks Mandarin and Spanish, having spent 2007-08 travelling in Central America.