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The 2017 judges

One of the great strengths of The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the quality and experience of its judging panels which have featured an array of outstanding writers.


Andrew Holgate

Andrew Holgate

Andrew Holgate has been the Literary Editor of The Sunday Times since 2008. Amongst many other prizes and awards, he has previously been a judge for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Orwell Prize, the Somerset Maugham Awards and the Betty Trask Prize. He is also a member of the Folio Prize Academy.


Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson is a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He recently published his fifth novel, The Allegations, and his latest radio play, Holy Father, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. His work as a broadcaster includes Front Row and Foreign Bodies (Radio 4), Mark Lawson Talks To… (BBC FOUR), and Late Review / Newsnight Review (BBC TWO). He is a critic and feature writer for The Guardian and theatre critic of The Tablet.


Anne Enright

Anne Enright

Anne Enright was born and now lives and works in Dublin. She has published five novels including The Gathering which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007, The Forgotten Waltz and The Green Road which won Irish Novel of the Year in 2015. She has published two collections of short stories, collected as Yesterday’s Weather, and has had short stories published in the New Yorker, Paris Review and Granta. In January 2015 she was announced as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.


Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee’s first novel, A Life Apart, won the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for best fiction. His second novel, The Lives of Others, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Novel Award and won the Encore Prize for best second novel. His third novel, A State of Freedom, was released in June 2017.


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Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain was one of only five women writers to be included in Granta’s original list of 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 1983. Her novels and short stories have been published worldwide in 27 countries and have won many international prizes. Her 2014 collection of short stories, The American Lover, was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award and 2016 saw the publication of her fourteenth novel, The Gustav Sonata. She was made a CBE in 2007 and in 2013 was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.