Erin Soros and Clare Wigfall nominated for short story award

Two UEA writers have been longlisted for this year’s Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, which is worth £30,000 to the winner. Current PhD student Erin Soros is nominated for her story ‘BC Almanac’, while Clare Wigfall, who graduated from UEA’s Creative Writing MA in 2000, is nominated for ‘Professor Arvind’. The winner will be announced at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival in April, and among the judges are AS Byatt, Melvyn Bragg, Daisy Waugh and Will Self. Both Erin and Clare were previously shortlisted for a major prize in 2008, when Clare was selected as the winner of the BBC National Short Story for her story ‘The Numbers’. Clare (pictured) published her debut collection of stories, ‘The Loudest Sound and Nothing’ in 2007.

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