The Shortlist You’ve Never Heard: Selections from the 2010 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

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The Sunday Times Magazine EFG Short Story Award is the richest prize in the world for a single short story, at £30,000 for a piece under 6,000 words. Each year, WordTheatre partners with the prize to present performances of the shortlisted stories with renowned actors leading up to the announcement of the prize. Just a few days before the 2014 proceedings kicked off, WordTheatre presented an evening of favorite stories from past years with actors
  • Rhashan Stone (Twelve Years A Slave BBC 4, The Smoke) read “It’s Not Yours” by David Vann
  • Peter Sullivan (Borgias) read “Last Season’s Man” by C.K. Stead
  • Adam Riches (Crackanory, Common Ground) read “Critical Responses to my Last Relationship” by Joe Dunthorne
  • Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons, Luther) read “Fewer Things” by Adam Marek
Stories came from a who’s who of authors, both American and European; past award winners included Joe Dunthorne, Adam Marek, C. K. Stead, and David Vann.
Artistic Director, Cedering Fox. UK Producer, Kirsty Peart.
EFG is a keen supporter of the written word. In addition to its close association with The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, it has supported a number of literary festivals, including Charleston, Althorp and Chipping Norton, and has worked with WordTheatre for several years.