This Year's Shortlist
The shortlist for the Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2023 is:
- Tony Curtis for Darkness in the City of Light (Seren Books)
- Jonathan Franklin for Red Road Green (Sparsile Books Ltd)
- Bonnie Garmus for Lessons in Chemistry (Doubleday, Penguin Random House)
- Julie Owen Moylan for That Green Eyed Girl (Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House)
- Reverend Richard Coles for Murder Before Evensong (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
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 2022 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.
Judge Kathy O’Shaughnessy said: