First Place Graeme Lay Short Story Competition 2012

"This story manages in less than 1500 words to present the complexities of the life and death of its deceased central character. Skillfully structured, many-layered, and with a deeply satisfying ending, The Gift is a worthy winner of this year’s competition. Fiona read her story to a packed auditorium and the enthusiastic applause that followed was vindication the delighted audience wholeheartedly agreed with Graeme Lay’s selection."

Beatties Book Blog - unofficial homepage of the New Zealand book community, Monday, December 10, 2012