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The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings

To celebrate the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story, Foyles, Charing Cross Road is once again hosting two very pecial readings of the stories, on Wednesday 22nd April and Thursday 23rd April, courtesy of short story performance specialists WordTheatre.

A remarkable mix of award-winning international novelists and unknown writers feature on this year's shortlist: Chinese American writer Yiyun Li; American writers Elizabeth McCracke and Scott O'Connor; Canadian author Madeleine Thie; Paula Morri from New Zealand; and Welsh newcomer Rebecca F John.

The actors reading the stories include Simon Callow, Eleanor Bron (Women in LoveIris and Two for the Road), MyAnna Buring and Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), Gary Dourdan (CSI) and Jing Lusi (Holby City, Jack Ryan).

The stories and actors are as follows:

Thursday April 23:

"The Wedding Cake" by Madeleine Thien, read by Simon Callow

"False River" by Paula Morris, read by Gary Dourdan 

"Interstellar Space" by Scott O’Connor, read by MyAnna Buring

Click here for stories and actors for Wednesday April 22.

Join us from 6pm to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink before the reading. Readings start promptly at 6:30pm.

Venue: The Auditorium, Foyles Charing Cross Road

Tickets: £8/£5 (concessions).

Booking available to Times+ readers at

For general public tickets please click here to book