26/02/2012

Tom Lee and Toby Litt longlisted for Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award

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UEA alumni Tom Lee and Toby Litt have been longlisted for this year’s Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, which is worth £30,000 to the winner. Toby (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 1995 and has since published eleven novels and a collection of stories. He was included in the 2003 Granta list of Best of Young British Novelists, and is longlisted for his story ‘The Sandy’. Tom graduated from the undergraduate programme at UEA in 1993 and published his first novel ‘Greenfly’ in 2009. He is longlisted for his story ‘The Current’. The shortlist for the prize will be announced in 4th March and the winner will be revealed on 30th March at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival. Last year Erin Soros (current PhD) and Clare Wigfall (MA 2000) were longlisted for the prize. In 2010 Joe Dunthorne (MA 2005) was included on the shortlist while Rose Tremain (BA 1967) and Richard Beard (MA 1995) were on the longlist.

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