2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award Shortlist

A few authors of genre interest are on the six-title shortlist for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award:

  • “The July War”, Rabih Alameddine
  • “A Prolonged Kiss”, Jonathan Gibbs
  • “The Irish Wedding”, Elizabeth McCracken

The £30,000 award is given to a single story “of 6,000 words or less” published in the UK or Ireland. Judges for 2021 are Romesh Gunesekera, Andrew Holgate, Yiyun Li, David Mitchell, and Curtis Sittenfeld.

Five shortlisted authors will receive £1,000 each. The winner will be announced on July 8, 2021. For more information, see the Sunday Times website.


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