Night Classes – Lucy Sweeney Bryne
Sharing Time – Gemma Reeves
Spiders – Andrea Watts
The Bhootam in the Tree – Rajasree Variyar
The Bread Man – Kevin Dyer
Via del Tramvai – Han Smith
Watch judges Sharmaine Lovegrove, Harriet Moore and Chris Power announce the winners, and Brick Lane Bookshop owner Denise Jones and Short Story Prize Project Manager Kate Ellis thank everyone who made the prize happen.
PODCAST: Listen to 2020 1st Prize winner Alice Haworth-Booth chat to our bookseller/SSP director Kate Ellis and MIR’s Peter J Coles about her winning story, writing, climate change and books.
‘Full of verve, emotional enquiry and imagination.’ Harriet Moore
‘An illuminating and vivid range of stories from an exciting array of new voices already so accomplished in their craft.’ Sharmaine Lovegrove
‘I really appreciate the range and ambition on display in these stories. These are writers putting work into voice and craft rather than relying on event alone, and that’s what makes their work persist in the mind.’ Chris Power
2020 Prize Judges