This Year's Shortlist
The shortlist for the Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2022 is:
Wuhan by John Fletcher (Head of Zeus)
Advent by Jane Fraser (Honno)
Death of a Coast Watcher by Anthony English (Monsoon Books)
The Day I Fell Off My Island by Yvonne Bailey Smith (Myriad Press)
The Disciple by Michael Mallon
The 2022 Prize winner: Jane Fraser
PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE WINNER 2022: JANE FRASER FOR ADVENT (HONNO PRESS) AWARDED £1,000
Jane Fraser has been widely published in anthologies and reviews including New Welsh Review, The Lonely Crowd, Fish Publishing, TSS and The London Magazine. Her short fiction has been commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and broadcast as part of its Short Works series.
Her short stories have figured highly in major international competitions: in 2017 she was a finalist in the Manchester Fiction Prize (and has also been highly commended eight times), and in 2018 was a prize winner in the Fish Memoir Prize. She has also long and shortlisted in the Cambridge Short Story Prize, the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize, the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition and Retreat West Short Story Competition.
She is winner of both the British Haiku Society and Genjuan International Prize for haibun.
PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE 2021 RUNNER-UP: MICHAL MALLON FOR THE DISCIPLE (ZULEIKA)
Michael Mallon was born in 1960. He has lived between Italy, France and America. He now lives in Philadelphia. This is his first book.
The 2023 Prize is open for submissions until 30 November 2022
CRITERIA FOR ENTRY
1. The novel must have been first published in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022. Print publication dates will be used for all eligibility.
2. The novel must be a full length work by a living author.
3. The book must be in the English language and cannot be a translated work.
4. The novel must be the author’s first published full length fiction work, but they can have had works published of other lengths or other genres in the past.
5. The author(s) must be aged 60 or over at the date of first print publication of the novel and living at the date of submission. In the event that the author is shortlisted, they may be asked to provide proof of age.
6. There are no residence or nationality restrictions.
7. We cannot accept books that are only available in e-format or that are self-published or where the author has contributed or paid for the costs of publishing.
8. Submissions must be made by the print publisher.