Tell the winner before you send out the media alert. An editor friend of mine got this note on Monday:
New York-based writer Nam Le was tonight (10.11.08) named the winner of this yearâ€™s Â£60,000 Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection of short stories, The Boat….
Nam Le will NOT be aware that he has won until 9.15pm BMT this evening (10.11.08), therefore, he will not be available for interview until after this time.
I guess not.