Prize Shortlist

We’re delighted to unveil the shortlist for the 2017 Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. The winner will be announced on Thursday 13th July at a prize ceremony in London. Please make sure to read all the Terms and Conditions. Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers!

The standard of entries was very high, and we want to thank everyone who submitted a story. If you weren’t successful this year, please do try again next year.

The Shortlist

Jimi Famurewa

Jimi Famurewa

Teddybird

Kit Fan

Kit Fan

Duty Free

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Henry Wong

7-Eleven

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Lisa Smith

Auld Lang Syne

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Avani Shah

Greed

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Arun Das

Words for Sound


Longlisted authors

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Natasha Varshney

One Year of Jacket Potatoes

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Louise Hare

Welcome Home

Amita Murray

Amita Murray

The Memory Custard

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Joseph Buckley

Story from the Sculpture City

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Hannah Oliver

The Smoke

Manini Sheker

Manini Sheker

The Valley of the Lost

By Kavita A. Jindal, 52

Reshma Ruia

First Love


The Guardian

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