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The 2010 shortlist


Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne

With their story: 'Critical Responses To My Last Relationship'

Joe Dunthorne is a Welsh novelist, poet and journalist, who first made his name with his novel, Submarine (2008), which was made into the film, Submarine, in 2010. His second novel, Wild Abandon (2011), won the Society of Authors’ Encore award. A collection of his poems was published in 2010 in the Faber New Poets series.

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Adam

Adam Marek

With their story: 'Fewer Things'

Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship, and has been shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. His stories have appeared on BBC Radio 4, and in many magazines and anthologies, including Prospect and The Sunday Times Magazine, and The Penguin Book of the British Short Story. His short story collections, The Stone Thrower and Instruction Manual for Swallowing, are published in the UK by Comma Press.

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David Vann

David Vann

With their story: 'It's Not Yours'

David Vann’s first book, Legend of a Suicide 2009), was the winner of the Grace Paley prize and a California book award, and has been on 25 best books of the year lists in America, Britain, Ireland, and Australia, including The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times. His most recent novel, Aquarium, was published in 2015.

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CK Stead

With their story: 'Last Season's Man'

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, CK Stead has published 12 novels, two collections of short stories, 15 collections of poems, six books of literary criticism and/or literary essays, and edited a number of books. He has won a number of awards, including the New Zealand book award for both poetry and fiction. He was awarded a CBE in 1985 for services to New Zealand literature, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1995.

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Will Cohu

Will Cohu

With their story: 'Nothing But Grass'

Will Cohu was born in Yorkshire in 1964. His books include Urban Dog (2001) and Out of the Woods (2007). His memoir, The Wolf Pit, was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the PEN/Ackerley Prize and he published his first much-acclaimed first novel, Nothing But Grass, was published in 2015.

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