Shortlist announced for 30K Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award

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05 March 2012
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imports_WRI_0-52cbse1e-100000_67982.jpg Shortlist announced for 30K Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award
Six writers will be competing for the world's biggest prize for a single short story ...
Six writers will be competing for the world's biggest prize for a single short story

The shortlisted authors and their stories are:
Kevin Barry, Beer Trip to Llandudno; Emma Donoghue, The Hunt; Jean Kwok, Where the Gods Fly; Tom Lee, The Current; Robert Minhinnick, El Aziz: Some Pages From His Notebooks; Linda Oatman High, Nickel Mines Hardware.

Award judge Joanna Trollope said: 'Short stories are notoriously difficult to pull off successfully, needing - as they do - to involve the readers during reading as well as to leave them with something to reflect on afterwards, and all in only a few thousand words. What impressed me about these six stories wasn't just their ability to pull off all of the above, but to do it in such different ways, with such different voices, and on such very different topics. I warmly congratulate all of them.'

The winner will be announced on 30 March. www.booktrust.org.uk/prizes-and-awards/5



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