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2019 Mogford Prize Shortlist

A huge congratulations to the 4 writers, listed below, who have been shortlisted this year’s prize.

This year’s judges; Jeremy Mogford, Julian Barnes, and Tim Hayward, would like to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Mogford Prize.

In alphabetical order, they are:
– April Pierce (UK)
– John Simpson, CBE (UK)
– Elisabeth Ingram Wallace (UK)
– Tahira Yaqoob (UK)

The winner of this year’s prize will be announced during the Mogford Prize Party on 3rd April 2019 and will be posted on this website the day after.

An overview of each author’s story, plus a brief biography, can be found below…


2019 Mogford Prize Longlist

Congratulations to the 25 writers listed below who have been longlisted for the 2019 Mogford Prize.

Making the longlist is a considerable achievement given that the competition attracted 1,019 entries from 58 countries around the world.

This year the Mogford Prize attracted entries from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, the Palestinian Territories, Trinidad and Tobago, Columbia, Guyana, Bermuda, Jamaica, Georgia, Iran, Monaco, Myanmar, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Georgia.

Mogford Prize 2019 - Entries Open 5th November

Entries for the 2019 prize open this November and we’re very excited to announce that joining Jeremy Mogford is Julian Barnes, Man Booker Prize winner who has kindly agreed to be a judge. Our second judge this year is Tim Hayward, FT contributing writer and winner of the Restaurant Writing Award at the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2018.

Entries for the 2019 prize will be accepted from 5th November ’18 until 7th January ’19 through an online form here on our website.

Food and drink must be at the heart of the winning tale. Your short story could, for instance, be about crime or intrigue; about a chance meeting over a drink; a life-changing conversation over dinner; or perhaps the details of a relationship explored through food or drink…