Short story competition

Thank you to everyone who entered our “Tendring Tales” short story competition.

The deadline has now passed, and the entries (all 28 of them) are currently being sent out to the 3 judges. They will hope to announce a winner by the 10th of November, or very shortly afterwards.

Thursday, 18th October, Frinton Tennis Club

Crime and Wine
Isabelle Grey and Elly Griffiths









Isabelle Grey graduated from Cambridge and became a freelance journalist before focusing on screenwriting and fiction. She is the author of two standalone novels and an Essex-based crime series featuring DI Grace Fisher. She has written for film, radio and television, including episodes of such long-running series as Wycliffe, Midsomer Murders and The Bill.









Elly Griffiths read English at King’s College London, worked in a library, for a magazine, then became Editorial Director for children’s books at HarperCollins. Her bestselling series of Dr Ruth Galloway novels, featuring a forensic archaeologist, have won the CWA Dagger in the Library, and been shortlisted three times for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

Friday, 19th October, McGrigor Hall

An evening
Edward Stourton









Born in Nigeria then educated at Cambridge, Edward Stourton is perhaps best known as a presenter of BBC Radio Four programmes including The World at One and The World this Weekend and is a regular contributor to the Today programme where for ten years he was one of the main presenters. His last book Auntie’s War is a journey through WW2 with the BBC and his new book celebrates 150 years of Hodder & Stoughton.