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We're delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 Dan Hemingway Short Story Prize at the University of St Andrews is Siobhan Dooley for her story Brothers in Arms.

Set in South Africa during the apartheid years, Brothers in Arms paints a portrait of the experiences of young soldiers during the time of the border war with "communists". The judges John Burnside, Meaghan Delahunt and Sue Hemingway were unanimous in their selection of Brothers in Arms from a record field of 51 short stories entered for the competition.

Siobhan Dooley is a final year English student at St Andrews and aims to continue her creative writing after graduating in 2013. Her family home is in the Seychelles but she's spending Christmas with friends in the UK, where Sue called her on Christmas morning to give her the news. 

Click here to read the winning story Brothers in Arms, by Siobhan Dooley << Go Back
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