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2021 Short Story Award logo

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.

2015 winner

Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li takes the top spot with 'A Sheltered Woman'

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A look back at the 2014 winner


Adam Johnson took the top spot with their story 'Nirvana'

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