First Pages Prize 2018 Long and Shortlist Announced

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First Pages Prize 2018 Long and Shortlist Announced

Finalists for the inaugural Stockholm Writers Festival “First Pages Prize” has been announced for 2018.

With high quality entries of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, received from all over the world, we have been so impressed with the 254 submissions to the inaugural First Pages Prize. It was hard for our team of readers to only settle on a shortlist of ten and a longlist of thirty with so many entries coming very close to making the final list.

ONE WINNER AND FOUR RUNNERS-UP HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. THEY WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY AT BERGHS SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, DURING THE STOCKHOLM WRITERS FESTIVAL

THE SHORTLIST (in alphabetical order):

Enough to Lose, “The Mirror” by R.S. Deeren
Islanders by Anna Delany
The Tire Lady of Possum Run Road by James Demonte
White Bend by Zoë Harris
Harper Holloway and the Disappearance of Arabella Sent by Kristy Keller
The Silver Trail by Adam McCulloch
Drums and Electricity by Lane Shipsey
Plagued (The Myth and the Math) by Katie Simon
Kay Covey by Megan Swenson
The Imperishables by George Tully

THE LONGLIST (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER):

A Nice Piece of Work by Ron Pavellas
Memories are Made of This by Simon Linter
Beatrix by Candace Walsh
Every Other Place by Adam Keogh
Listeners by Poppy Sebag-Montefiore
The Cubicle Giant by Seth Sawyers
The Mapmaker’s Body by Rebecca Wurtz
I’ll Tell You What They Call You by Marion Douglas
Dead Girl by Ambika Thompson
Outside by Rosemary Milne
After the Coup by Eneida Alcalde
A Lament for Tyr by Chris Barker
Blue Period by Maxwell Addington
Onstages by Katie Markovich
Self-Adressed by Alycia Pirmohamed
Madonna of the Pomegranate by Arin Fong
Fuji Views by Jennifer Butler
How to Become the Super Lightweight Champion of the World by Lucas Schaefer
Truthsayer by Cassandra Ware Blomberg
DIY Killer by Louise Erixon

Team SWF

1 COMMENT

  • This is magnificent! A sold-out Festival of grand proportion and quality. Congratulations to Team SWF.

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