Awards

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National and international winners

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014

WINNER Hassan Blasim’s The Iraqi Christ, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2013

WINNER David Constantine’s Tea at the Midland 
(Amount: €25,000) 
Previous winners: Haruki Murakami, Miranda July, Jhumpa Lahiri. 

The Arts Foundation Fellowship 2011 

WINNER (Short Story Category) Adam Marek 
Previous winners: Ali Smith & Michel Faber. 

The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 

WINNER David Constantine’s (individual story) ‘Tea at the Midland’.
(Amount: £15,000) 
Previous winners: Kate Clanchy, Julian Gough, Sarah Hall. 

The Shirley Jackson Award 2008 

WINNER (Best Anthology) The New Uncanny, edited by Ra Page & Sarah Eyre 
Previous winners: Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio, Ellen Datlow. 

Femme Fantastique Award, London Short Film Festival 2008 

WINNER Kate Jessop for 'When the Telescope Came'.

The World Fantasy Award 2007 

WINNER (Best Collection) Rob Shearman’s Tiny Deaths.
Previous winners: Joel Lane, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell. 

Recognition for interdisciplinary work

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2013 

SHORTLISTED Toby Litt’s ‘Call it “The Bug” Because I Don’t Have Time to Think of a Better Title’ 
– Originally commissioned as part of Bio-Punk: Stories from the Far Side of Research 
Working with Dr Nihal Engin Vrana

The BBC National Short Story Award 2011 

SHORTLISTED Alison MacLeod’s ‘The Heart of Denis Noble’ 
– Originally commissioned as part of Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science 
Working with Professor Denis Noble 

The BBC National Short Story Award  2009 

RUNNER UP Sara Maitland’s ‘Moss Witch’ 
– Originally commissioned as part of When It Changed: Science into Fiction 
Working with Dr Jennifer Rowntree 
 
Also The New Uncanny, which commissioned authors to respond to Freud’s theory of the uncanny (see above).

Recognition for translation work

The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2017

SHORTLISTED Swallow Summer by Larissa Boehning (translated by Lyn Marven)

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017

WINNER Bushra al-Fadil's story from The Book of Khartoum

English Pen Translates! Award 2017

RECIPIENT The Sea Cloak 

English Pen Translates! Award 2016

RECIPIENT The Book of Dhaka

English Pen Translates! Award 2016

RECIPIENT The Book of Khartoum

English Pen Translates! Award 2013

RECIPIENT Diao Dou’s Point of Origin, to be translated from the Chinese by Brendan O’Kane  

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013

LONGLISTED Paweł Huelle’s Cold Sea Stories, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones  

Found in Translation Award 2013

WINNER Antonia Lloyd-Jones for her overall year’s work (including Cold Sea Stories) 

English Pen Translates! Award 2013

RECIPIENT Sema Kaygusuz’s The Well of Trapped Words, to be translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freeley 

English Pen Promotes! Award 2012

RECIPIENT Hassan Blasim’s The Iraqi Christ, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright  

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award 2012

SHORTLISTED Danusia Stok’s translation of Wojciech Orlinski’s ‘Stanlemian’ from Lemistry 

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010

LONGLISTED Hassan Blasim’s The Madman of Freedom Square, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright 

English Pen Promotes! Award 2009

RECIPIENT Hassan Blasim’s The Madman of Freedom Square, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright 

Other Recognition

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2013

SHORTLISTED Jane Rogers’ Hitting Trees with Sticks & Adam Marek’s The Stone Thrower 

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2012

SHORTLISTED Zoe Lambert’s The War Tour 

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2010

SHORTLISTED Adam Marek’s (individual story) ‘Fewer Things’ 

The BBC National Short Story Award 2009

SHORTLISTED Jane Rogers’ (individual story) ‘Hitting Trees with Sticks’ 

The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2007 

SHORTLISTED Rob Shearman’s Tiny Deaths 

The British Fantasy Awards 2007

SHORTLISTED (Best anthology) Phobic, edited by Andy Murray