Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Courtney Zoffness of New York City won the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for her story “Peanuts Aren’t Nuts.” She received £30,000 (approximately $41,300). The finalists were Allegra Goodman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for “F.A.Q.s;” Miranda July of Los Angeles for “The Metal Bowl;” Victor Lodato of Ashland, Oregon, and Tucson, Arizona, for “Herman Melville, Volume 1;” Molly McCloskey of Washington, D.C., for “Life on Earth;” and Curtis Sittenfeld of Saint Louis for “Do-Over.” They each received £1,000 (approximately $1,300). Sebastian Faulks, Petina Gappah, Tessa Hadley, Andrew Holgate, and Mark Lawson judged. The annual award is given for a short story by a writer from anywhere in the world who has been previously published in the United Kingdom. (SEE DEADLINES.) Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, c/o Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London, England, SW10 9SB.