This year's award is chaired by BBC Creative Director and presenter Alan Yentob
The Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000, the runner-up £3,000 and three further shortlisted authors £500 each. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at Broadcasting House London on the 30th of September and live on Radio 4's Front Row.
The other 2014 judges are:
- Philip Gwyn Jones, Editor-at Large, Scribe Publications
- Laura Dockrill, writer, illustrator and performer
- Poet and novelist, Adam Foulds
- Di Speirs, Editor, Books, BBC Radio
The winner of the 2013 award was Sarah Hall for her story Mrs Fox.
Booktrust - the BBC's partner in this award
Booktrust is an independent charity that changes lives through reading. We have a vision of a society where nobody misses out on the life-changing benefits that reading can bring.