The longlist for the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award has been announced, including several writers of genre interest:
- “Cluster”, Naomi Booth
- “F.A.Q.s”, Allegra Goodman
- “The Liberator”, Tania James
- “The Metal Bowl”, Miranda July
- “On The Street Where You Live”, Yiyun Li
- “Do-Over”, Curtis Sittenfeld
Co-founded in 2010 by EFG International Private Banking and The Sunday Times, “the prize is an international award that aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story” and “is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK or Ireland.” The 2018 judges include Sebastian Faulks, Petina Gappah, Tessa Hadley, Andrew Holgate, and Mark Lawson.
The winning author will receive a £30,000 cash prize and five shortlisted authors will each receive £1,000. The shortlist will be announced on March 18, 2018 and the winner will be announced on April 26, 2018 during a gala dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London UK.
Past winners of genre interest include Kevin Barry, Junot Diaz, Anthony Doerr, Adam Johnson, and Yiyun Li.
For more information, including a complete longlist, see the official website.
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