The shortlist includes three men and three women, four of which are American writers, and one British and one Irish author.
The 6 shortlisted writers and the titles of their short stories are:
- Reputation Management by Kathleen Alcott
- Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses by Bret Anthony Johnson
- The Hazel Twig and the Olive Tree by Richard Lambert
- The Tenant by Victor Lodato
- Every Little Thing by Celeste Ng
- Mr Salary by Sally Rooney
The winner will receive £30,000, and the five other shortlisted writers will each receive £1,000. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner hosted by EFG at Stationers’ Hall in London on Thursday 27 April. You can read the shortlisted stories on the Sunday Times website.
This year’s judges are Anne Enright, Rose Tremain, Mark Lawson and Neel Mukherjee. Andrew Holgate, Literary Editor of The Sunday Times, completes the line-up.
More about the Award
The Award accepts entries of 6,000 words or under published in English from fiction authors from anywhere in the world who have been published in the UK or Ireland. The Award reflects The Sunday Times’ support for outstanding writing and the rich literary heritage of the newspaper, and the ongoing commitment of EFG, a leading international private bank, to the literary world. It is the Society of Authors first year of managing the prize.