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.
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.