25 February 2013
The writers shortlisted for the world's richest short story prize inclde a Pulitzer Prize winner and some of the UK's best-known authors ...
The writers shortlisted for the world's richest short story prize inclde a Pulitzer winner and some of the UK's best-known authors
• Junot Díaz Miss Lora
• Mark Haddon The Gun
• Sarah Hall Evie
• Cynan Jones The Dig
• Toby Litt Call it “The Bug” Because I Have No Time to Think of a Better Title
• Ali Smith The Beholder
'This is such an exciting shortlist, with some really gritty and varied subjects tackled with great skill by some world-renowned authors,' said Andrew Holgate, literary editor of the Sunday Times, and one of the judges. 'The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award has come a long way in four short years, and the quality of the shortlist is a tribute to how seriously the prize is taken, and how quickly it has established itself in the literary calendar. '
The £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, which sees Pultizer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz (pictured) the sole US contender in a list dominated by UK literary heavyweights, will be awarded on 22 March.
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