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You can meet the authors shortlisted for this year’s Sunday Times EFG Short Story award, and catch dramatic readings from each story by two of the country’s leading actors, Simon Callow and Fiona Shaw, at a special celebratory event at the Foyles bookshop in London’s Charing Cross Road on Wednesday, April 26, the night before the winner is announced at a gala dinner at Stationers’ Hall.

Hosted by Andrew Holgate, The Sunday Times’s literary editor, the evening of readings and conversation includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink before the event.

The doors open at 6.30pm, and the readings will begin at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12/£10 (concessions).

To book your ticket, go to

  • Fiona Shaw is one of our leading theatrical actors. Twice winner of the Olivier Award for Best Actress and Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, star of the Harry Potter series and True Blood, her most famous roles include Electra, Medea and Heddar Gabler.

    Simon Callow is the star of Room with a View, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shakespeare in Love, and of the on-man shows The Importance of Being Oscar, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Being Shakespeare and Inside Wagner’s Head.