Helen Simpson won the award in 1991 for Four Bare Legs in a Bed and Other Stories
- Be brave, be honest and only write what you want to write, not what you think you ought to write.
- Get used to your own company and to working on your own.
- Keep at it!
Helen Simpson’s sixth short-story collection, Cockfosters, follows Four Bare Legs in a Bed (1990), Dear George (1995), Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000), Constitutional (2005) and In-Flight Entertainment (2010). She lives in London.