We are proud and delighted to share the news that Melanie Whipman has won the International Rubery Book Prize Short Story Category for her collection Llama Sutra. Here's what the judges said:

This is a varied collection in terms of genres (fantasy, crime, romance) and themes, tending towards YA characters in an attractive and very well produced hardcover volume. There are entertaining characters and compelling plots here, dealt with in a skilful and subtle manner. The writing is assured and striking with some wonderful turns of phrase. Some of the stories are quietly moving. The reader particularly enjoyed the title story and "The Deer".  

Congratulations Melanie! You can see all of the category winners on the Rubery site here.


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