The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2019/20


TOBY LITT grew up in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. He has worked as a teacher, bookseller and subtitler. A graduate of Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia, he is a Granta Best of Young British Novelist and a regular on Radio 3’s The Verb. His story ‘John and John’ won the Manchester Fiction Prize, and his most recent short story collection, Life-like, was shortlisted for the Edgehill Prize and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. Toby teaches creative writing at Birkbeck College. His memoir, Wrestliana, was published by Galley Beggar Press in May 2018, and his new novel, Patience, will be published by Galley Beggar in September 2019. You can read an excerpt here.

This year, Toby is one of three renowned critics and writers joining Galley Beggar Press to judge our 2019/20 Short Story Prize.

  • For full details about the prize and how to enter, click here.

  • To head back to the GBP Short Story Prize home page, click here.