Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Third Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award - entries sought
A stellar cast of judges has been announced for the world’s most valuable prize for a single short story. Novelist, screenwriter and broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg (left), returns to the panel to judge the £30,000 Award for the second consecutive year. He will be joined by stage and screen actor Ian Hart and three other literary heavyweights: the playwright, screenwriter, novelist, short story writer and director Hanif Kureishi; the novelist Joanna Trollope; and the novelist and short story writer Edna O’Brien – fresh from winning the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Completing the line-up are Andrew Holgate, Literary Editor of The Sunday Times, and Matthew Evans, Chairman of EFG Private Bank and the non-voting Chair of Judges.
The judges are looking for an outstanding story of 6,000 words or under from a fiction author from anywhere in the world who has been published in the UK or Ireland. The winner will receive £30,000, and the five shortlisted writers will this year each receive £1000 – double the 2011 prize money – as well as having their work published online.
28 October 2011
deadline for submissions
19 February 2012
4 March 2012
30 March 2012
winner announced at a special event at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival