Former BMCC adjunct professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Elizabeth Strout is among 16 contenders for the world’s most valuable prize for a single short story—£30,000, or about $40,500.
The EFG Short Story Award, sponsored by the British newspaper Sunday Times, is open to any novelist or short story writer from around the world who is published in the United Kingdom (UK).
Elizabeth Strout is the author of four books of fiction; most recently a novel, The Burgess Boys. She won the Pultizer Prize in 2009 for her collection of linked stories, Olive Kitteridge, now being made into an HBO series.
The winner will be announced in April 2014.