We have great pleasure in announcing this year’s 20-strong shortlist, a selection of fantastic stories that will be published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 4.
The 20 writers are in the running for this year’s first prize of £1,000 which will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday July 16th at the Arnolfini arts centre in Bristol. This year’s anthology will, also, be officially launched at the ceremony.
Many congratulations to the 20 writers listed below and a massive thank you to our judging panel who, once again, took such care and showed huge commitment in the many hours involved in drawing up the shortlist.
2011 Bristol Short Story Prize shortlist:
No-one Has Any Intention of Building a Wall- Ruth Brandt (UK)
My Girl – Emily Bullock (UK)
Himitsu-bako – Timothy Bunting (UK)
The Bovine Histories – Ian Burton (UK)
Dressing for Chess – John Fairweather (UK)
Marseille Tip – Niven Govinden (UK)
The Milk Jug – Eluned Gramich (UK)
Katie’s Sandpit – Naomi Lever (UK)
Reading Turkish Coffee – Laura Lewis (New Zealand)
The Flies – Miha Mazzini (Slovenia)
What’s Eating Him – Paul O’Reilly (Ireland)
Cats and Elephants – Nastasya Parker (UK)
Open Mike Night – Robert Perry (UK)
The Last Fare – Philip St John (Ireland)
Ernie Breaks – Genevieve Scott (Canada)
Brown Bag – Safia Shah (Morocco)
Baking Blind – Melanie Whipman (UK)
National Gallery – Peter Winder (UK)
Kitchen at the Lion – Laura Windley (UK)
The Klinefelter’s Adventures – Rachael Withers (UK)