Roy Gray and The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature

You might know Roy Gray as the friendly face at TTA Press’ stand at various events around the UK. He is also a writer and poet.

His poem, “Farming the Wind”, will be included in a technology themed issue of literary magazine Shooter out later this year.

Roy was a finalist for the 2015 High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature with his story “Hallqueen”.

The presentation took place on 6th July 2016 at the University of Chester with the winner and finalists bring presented with the anthology of their work: “Patches of Light”, which is available from University of Chester Press books.

Top left: Roy reading from his story, Ian Seed (one of the judges and anthology editor), 3rd right: Roy with his wife, Irene.

The first prize of £2,000 was presented to Pauline Brown for her story “Tick Tock”

Joint runners up, who received £250, included Cathy Bryant with “For Yourself Alone” and Lynne Parry-Griffiths “My Will Ne’er Be Done”.

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature, has been running for 13 years, having been set up in 2003 by the then High Sheriff of Cheshire, John Richards OBE, DL. It’s open to writers who were born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked, in Cheshire.

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2016 will be for poetry .

 

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3 thoughts on “Roy Gray and The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature

  1. roy444 says:

    Thanks Priya.

  2. […] The anthology, called Patches of Light, contains the winning story and runners up along with 17 others from the total of 226 stories entered. So I can claim I reached the top 10% in the Judges’ estimation.  So at least I did get somewhere this time. Beyond that I was invited to the 6th July launch of Patches of Light at Chester University and went there with Irene, my wife. We were joined author Priya Sharma who came along as support. Priya has reported on the launch here. […]

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