Previous Winners

shortlisted in italics
winner in bold


2018 prize

Attrib. and Other Stories Eley Williams Influx Press
Gaudy Bauble Isabel Waidner Dostoyevsky Wannabe
Blue Self-Portrait Noémi Lefevbre Les Fugitives
We that are Young Preti Taneja Galley Beggar Press
Die, My Love Ariana Harwicz Charco Press
Darker with the Lights On


David Hayden


Little Island Press


Playing Possum Kevin Davey Aaaaargh! Press
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Patty Yumi Cottrell And Other Stories
The Gallows Pole Ben Myers Bluemoose Books
An Overcoat Jack Robinson CB Editions
Compass Mathias Enard Fitzcarraldo
In the Absence of Absalon Simon Okotie Salt Publishing
The Iron Age Arja Kajermo Tramp Press


2017 prize

Counternarratives John Keene Fitzcarraldo Editions
Martin John Anakana Schofeld And Other Stories
Born on a Tuesday Elnathan John Cassava Republic
Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine Diane Williams CB Editions
Light Box KJ Orr Daunt Books
Treats Lara Williams Freight
Forbidden Line Paul Stanbridge Galley Beggar Press
Solar Bones


Mike McCormack


Tramp Press


Dodge and Burn Seraphine Madsen Dodo Ink
Crude Sally O’Reilly EROS
Quiet Flows the Una Faruk Šehić Istros
The Storyteller Kate Armstrong Holland House
Beautiful Pictures of a Lost Homeland Mia Gallagher New Island Press
The Marvellous Equations of the Dread Marcia Douglas Peepal Tree Press
The Empress and the Cake Linda Stift Peirene Press
Glue Ponys Chris Wilson Tangerine Press

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