Sixty readers watched as almost 120 votes were counted last night. The winner, by a good margin, was Matthew Frank for his unusual and gripping thriller “If I Should Die”. Advocates spoke in favour of each of the short-listed books, but the outcome rapidly became clear. Earlier in the meeting Paul Lavin spoke about the proframme for the upcoming (September) Chester Literature Festival. Read all about it at wavertongoodread.org.uk.