Congratulations to Jennifer West, author of 'M.A.G.D.A.', the winner of our 2016 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition. Jennifer's story was chosen by Alexander McCall Smith as the top story. He said it was 'highly amusing... and a very fine example of how the sting in the tail can make a short story memorable.' Jennifer received her award of £800 at the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards Dinner held on Saturday 15 October.
Two other finalists, Rosie Dodd, author of 'The Move' and Heather R. Reid who wrote 'Junk' took home commendation cheques of £100 each. All the finalists received a signed copy of an Alexander McCall Smith book and his poetry pamphlet, 'The heart of each of us.'