Shortlist Announced for the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016

31 May 2016

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award – an award in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts.

Juliet Stevenson, who is known to millions for her roles across film, stage and television, will announce and narrate this year’s winning story on 24th June at a special awards ceremony at the Royal Academy of Arts.


Barney Walsh, Under the Waves

Catherine McNamara, Pia Tortora

Cathy Thomas, Fish and Chips Season

Claire Fuller, A Quiet Tidy Man

Kirstin Zhang, Mountain Strawberries

Melanie Whipman, Silent as Storks

We received an unprecedented number of entries from across the globe with writing of an incredibly high standard.  The award, which offers a unique platform for emerging and established writers to showcase their short fiction, is being judged by Pin Drop Co-founders Elizabeth Day and Simon Oldfield, and the RA’s Director of Artistic Programmes, Tim Marlow.

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