Really interesting shortlist for the Michael Marks awards. It’s great to see pamphlets get this attention – I’ve always liked them, ever since I started writing. You can try things out in pamphlets, warming up to a full-length collection. And the publishers’ award is a great idea. They’re in good company here, but if anyone deserves an award, Smith/Doorstop do – to keep going as long as they have, and consistently champion new writing, is a real achievement.