Rotimi Babatunde

Rotimi Babatunde

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is an international annual award aims to promote and celebrate the excellence of the modern short story, and has attracted entries from some of the world’s finest writers. The award was launched by Lord Evans of EFG Private Bank and The Sunday Times in 2010 and is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language. The winner goes home with UK£30,000.

The longlist for those in the running for winning this rich prize was announced today and our Rotimi Babatunde makes the cut for his short story The Collected Tricks. Babatunde for those who might have a very short memory (yes you) was the winner of the Caine prize in 2012.

The shortlist for the prize will be announced on in March and the winner will be announced on the evening of Friday, April 24. The beauty about the prize is that even if you don’t win making the shortlist of five guarantees you at least £1,000.

Good luck Rotimi.