Adam Marek was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. His story collection, Instruction manual for swallowing, was published by Comma Press in 2007 and was nominated for the Frank O’Connor Prize. His stories have also appeared in Prospect magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine, and in many anthologies including When it changed and The new uncanny from Comma Press and the British Council’s New Writing 15. He has twice been a Bridport Prizewinner. He is working on his first novel and a new story collection.


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Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld’s first novel After the Fire a Still Small Voice won the 2009 John Llewllyn Rhys prize, and a Betty Trask award. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers.

Her short stories have been published in various magazines including Granta and Vogue

She is currently writing a second novel and working in an independent bookshop in London.