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SOLD OUT! The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings 2016

Wednesday 20th April 2016 6pm - 9:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the 2016 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story, Foyles Charing Cross Road is once again hosting two very special readings of the stories, on Wednesday 20 April and Thursday 21 April, courtesy of short story performance specialists WordTheatre.

A remarkable mix of award-winning novelists and international writers featuring on this year's shortlist are:

"The Dacha" by Alix Christie

"The Human Phonograph" by Jonathan Tel

"The News of Her Death" by Petina Gappah

"The Phosphorescence" by Nicholas Ruddock

"Unbeschert" by Edith Pearlman

"What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?" By Colum McCann


The actors reading the stories on Wednesday 20 April are:
Gina Bellman (Leverage, Coupling) will read "The Dacha" by Alix Christie.
Clive Standen (Vikings, Camelot, Everest) will read "The Phosphorescence" by Nicholas Ruddock.
Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham, Mona Lisa's Smile) will read "Unbeschert" by Edith Pearlman.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tom Hollander will no longer be able read on Wednesday 20 April.


The actors reading the stories on Thursday 21 April are:
Chipo Chung (Sunshine, Camelot, Fortitude) will read "The News of Her Death" by Petina Gappah.
Selina Lo (The Scorpion King 3, One Child) will read "The Human Phonograph" by Jonathan Tel.
David Soul (Starsky and Hutch, Magnum Force, Doctor Who) will read "What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?" By Colum McCann.

Further details about Thursday's event can be found here.


​Join us from 6.00pm to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink before the reading. Readings start promptly at 6:30pm.


Venue: The Auditorium, Foyles Charing Cross Road

Exclusive discounted tickets for Times+ members will go on sale at 11am on Friday 25th March. To book your tickets from this date please visit


Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.

We are unable to issue refunds to customers unable to attend the event without at least 24 hours' notice. To request a refund of your ticket purchase or purchases, email with your details and request.





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