Tom Watson shortlisted for Bristol Short Story Prize
‘Magda’, a short story by current UEA student Tom Watson, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize. Tom (pictured) was born and raised in London and worked in commodities for a Japanese trading house before joining the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA. His short story ‘The Cafe at the V&A’ was runner-up for the Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition in 2012, and his fiction has since appeared in Southword and several anthologies. The Bristol Short Story Prize was won by UEA alumna Emily Bullock (MA 2004) in 2011. Krishan Coupland (MA 2014; current PhD) and Bethany Proud (BA 2011) were shortlisted in 2014. Claire Griffiths (BA 2007; MA 2009; PhD 2016) was the runner-up in 2014. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on 8th October and will receive £1000. The 20 stories on the shortlist will be published in the ninth Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology.