Wow. What a night. There really isn't anything I could say that would be any better than what folks have said already, so please check out these lovely links:
Carys Bray's blog: http://postnatalconfession.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/the-2012-edge-hill-prize-ceremony.html?showComment=1341859679851
The Edge Hill account of the night: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2012/07/sarah-hall-named-this-year-s-edge-hill-university-short-story-prize-winner?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+edgehill%2Fnews+%28Edge+Hill+University+News%29
And, last but not least, Ailsa Cox giving a very important explanation of what the award actually stands for: http://blog.saltpublishing.com/2012/07/03/ailsa-cox-talks-about-the-edge-hill-prize/
Brilliant! Peace out.