I’m just home from the Tyne & Esk Writer of the Year awards, and I just had to post this:
Mary Johnston was runner-up in the Midlothian: Poetry category, which was won by
Mercedes Claraso, for her poem Hot Earth, which is in her new collection (Setting Out).
The poem also won her the overall title of Writer of the Year 2010.
Judith Stewart won the East Lothian: Poetry category. Her collection Brief Encounters
is also due very soon.
Now that I know the results, I can add the credits to their books and get them off to the printers tomorrow.