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Promoting & celebrating the excellence of the modern short story

The Sunday Times Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. The award is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the UK.

2014 winner

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Adam Johnson takes the top spot with 'Nirvana'

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A look back at the 2013 winner

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Junot Diaz took the top spot with their story 'Miss Lora'

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