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Nick Hornby and A S Byatt to judge short story award

15th September 2009

Fever Pitch writer Nick Hornby and Possession author A S Byatt are among the judges for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.

The new competition is open to authors who have been previously published in the UK or Ireland, with the short story being limited to 7,000 words.

Award winners will receive GBP 25,000 in prize money, while there will be runner-up prizes of GBP 500 for five others.

The Sunday Times editor John Witherow told Bookseller: 'Our weekly short story has been a great success, attracting some of the most talented names.

'I am delighted that EFG Private Bank has agreed to join us in this great initiative to further the popularity of the short story in Britain and Ireland.'

Hornby and Byatt will join The Sunday Times Magazine's Lynn Barber, Whitbread Award winner Hanif Kureishi, EFG Private Bank's Lord Matthew Evans and The Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate on the panel of judges.

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