We are delighted to announce that the novelist Ned Beauman will announce the winner of the 2015 White Review Short Story Prize at the Phoenix Artist Club on 30 April.
The winner, who receives £2,500, will be announced at 7.30pm; there will be drinks.
The eight shortlisted writers for the prize are: Owen Booth; David Isaacs; Paul McQuade; Luke Melia; Nick Mulgrew; Chris Newlove Horton; Joanna Quinn; Eley Williams.
All the shortlisted stories can be read online: http://
In 2013, the novelist Tom McCarthy awarded the prize to Claire Louise-Bennett; in 2014 Adam Thirlwell presented it to Ruby Cowling. In addition to the £2,500 prize, the winner will be published in a quarterly print issue of The White Review.
We are delighted to have assembled a prestigious panel of judges to decide the award:
NED BEAUMAN’s debut novel Boxer, Beetle won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Fiction Book and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction; his second, The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has been chosen by the Culture Show as one of the twelve best new British novelists and by Granta as one of the 20 best British novelists under 40. His work has been translated into more than ten languages.
LUCY LUCK is an agent at Aitken Alexander Associates. Her authors include Kevin Barry, Colin Barrett and Greg Baxter.
HANNAH WESTLAND has been the publisher at Serpent’s Tail since 2012, and before that was an agent at Rogers, Coleridge and White for ten years. Her authors at Serpent’s Tail include Zoe Pilger, Clemens J. Setz, J. Robert Lennon, Nicholson Baker, Sarah Perry, and David Gates.