2016 Prize Winner - Martin Pevsner
Martin Pevsner, a librarian for the University of Oxford’s anthropology department, won the 2016 Mogford Prize for his story ‘Çay’ (pronounced Chai) and told the Oxford Mail that he thought the winner had been told in advance. ‘No one had said anything to me, so I wasn’t expecting to hear I’d won”.
His story beat 613 entries from all over the world. What is so extraordinary is that Martin is from down the road in Oxford – and the entries sent to the judges do not include names or addresses!