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Fiction: Ray the Rottweiler

The winner of this year's VS Pritchett prize

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Alice Jolly is the winner of the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize, in association with Prospect, for the best unpublished short story of the year. Jolly has just finished her third novel, has published four plays and is working on her memoir. She teaches creative writing at Oxford University. The winning story was inspired by her rural childhood. “Growing up I encountered many odd and difficult people like Ray who lived at the end of long country lanes. My question is—now that traditional rural life has all…

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