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 Daniel O’Malley and Alexia Tolas Shortlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story AwardDaniel O’Malley and Alexia Tolas Shortlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Two stories published by Granta are shortlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

 Thea Lim in <em>Best Canadian Stories 2020</em>Thea Lim in Best Canadian Stories 2020

‘If You Start Breathing’ by Thea Lim has been selected to feature in Best Canadian Stories 2020.

 Zoe Tennant nominated for James Beard Foundation Journalism AwardZoe Tennant nominated for James Beard Foundation Journalism Award

Zoe Tennant’s essay ‘First Course’ has been nominated for a 2020 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award.

 Four Granta Authors Longlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story AwardFour Granta Authors Longlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Three stories published by Granta, as well as a story by a Granta Books author, feature on the longlist for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

 Joseph Leo Koerner in <em>Best American Essays 2020</em>Joseph Leo Koerner in Best American Essays 2020

Joseph Leo Koerner’s essay ‘Maly Trostinets’ has been selected to feature in Best American Essays 2020.

 Jenny Offill longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020Jenny Offill longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020

Jenny Offill’s Weather has been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020.

 Ben Lerner shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020Ben Lerner shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020

Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School has been shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

 Frans de Waal wins PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardFrans de Waal wins PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Frans de Waal’s Mama’s Last Hug, has won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, exemplifying literary excellence on the subject of biological science.

 Bruno Fert shortlisted for the Amnesty Media AwardsBruno Fert shortlisted for the Amnesty Media Awards

Bruno Fert’s photoessay ‘Refuge’ is one of four finalists in the photojournalism category of the Amnesty Media Awards.

 Mbozi Haimbe, Kikuko Tsumura and Polly Barton win the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging WritersMbozi Haimbe, Kikuko Tsumura and Polly Barton win the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

Kikuko Tsumura’s story ‘The Water Tower and the Turtle’, translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton, and Mbozi Haimbe’s story ‘Madam’s Sister’ are both winning stories.

 Etgar Keret wins the J.J. Green­berg Memo­r­i­al Award for Fic­tionEtgar Keret wins the J.J. Green­berg Memo­r­i­al Award for Fic­tion

We’re delighted to share the news that Etgar Keret’s story collection Fly Already has won the J.J. Green­berg Memo­r­i­al Award for Fic­tion, a Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award administrated by the Jewish Book Council.

 Jonathan Wright shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal PrizeJonathan Wright shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize

Jokes for the Gunmen by Mazen Maarouf, translated from the Arabic by Johnathan Wright, has been shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize 2019. 

 Paul Dalla Rosa shortlisted for <i>Sunday Times</i> Audible Short Story AwardPaul Dalla Rosa shortlisted for Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Paul Dalla Rosa’s story ‘Comme’ has been shortlisted for the 2019 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

 Carys Davies wins Aberystwyth University Fiction AwardCarys Davies wins Aberystwyth University Fiction Award

West by Carys Davies has won the Aberystwyth University Fiction Award 2019 as part of the 2019 Wales Book of the Year Awards.

 Holly Pester shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best Single PoemHolly Pester shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best Single Poem

We’re thrilled to announce that Holly Pester’s poem ‘Comic Timing’ has been shortlisted for the 2019 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

 Caoilinn Hughes and Alexander MacLeod win O. Henry PrizeCaoilinn Hughes and Alexander MacLeod win O. Henry Prize

‘Prime’ by Caoilinn Hughes and ‘Lagomorph’ by Alexander MacLeod have been announced as winners of the 2019 O. Henry Prize. 

 Maria Reva selected for <em>The Best American Short Stories 2019</em>Maria Reva selected for The Best American Short Stories 2019

Maria Reva’s ‘Letter of Apology’, first published in Granta 145: Ghosts, has been chosen for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr and Heidi Pitlor.