Earlier this year, we launched a special literature award offering a platform for emerging and established writers to showcase their short stories, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts. Stephen Fry will announce and read the winning short story, which will be recorded live and included in Pin Drop’s audio archive of narrations by acclaimed authors and actors including Lionel Shriver, Graham Swift, Sebastian Faulks and William Boyd. The shortlisted authors are:
Wendy Brandmark, The Other Room
Sarah Evans, Iron and Blood
Virginia Harris, The Inspector
C. Kozinski, Kevlar
Bethan Roberts, Ms. Featherstone and The Beast
Miriam Kate Robinson, Call Ladies
The RA and Pin Drop Short Story Award continues our collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts with this special literature award, offering a unique platform for emerging and established writers to showcase their short stories. In the spirit of the Summer Exhibition, the competition is open submission. All stories were read anonymously, and interestingly the judges have arrived at an all-female shortlist. The judging panel includes Pin Drop co-founders Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day, and the Royal Academy’s Director of Artistic Programmes, Tim Marlow.