Martina Devlin & Jackie Kay at V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize evening

LONDON—Irish author Martina Devlin‘s story “Singing Dumb”, about a young girl from a rural community whose three-year-old brother is involved in a car accident, won the 2012 V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize—founded by the Royal Society of Literature for the best unpublished short story of the year. She wins a £1,000 cash prize, publication in Prospect magazine, and will join Jackie Kay—poet, novelist (Trumpet) and short story writer (her latest collection: Reality, Reality)—to read from their works at Somerset House on Monday, 5 November at 7pm.