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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

Shortlist

Adam Johnson takes the top spot with 'Nirvana'

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A look back at the 2013 winner

Shortlist

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

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