The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 2019/20


TODD McEWEN has published five novels: Fisher’s HornpipeMcX: A Romance of the DourArithmetic, Who Sleeps with Katz, and The Five Simple Machines. A book of essays on America, How Not to be American, was published by Aurum in 2013. He was an editorial consultant at Granta for several years and has been one of its major contributors. He has taught writing and literature at all levels in the US and in Britain, holding fellowships in North Carolina, Aberdeen and Orkney.

For three years he was a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Kent in Canterbury. As well as publishing his work in The Paris Magazine, City Picks: New York, the Scottish Review of Books, and The Evergreen, Todd has reviewed for the ScotsmanScotland on Sunday, and the Guardian; he now regularly reviews fiction for the Herald and the National.

Todd has been a Hawthornden Fellow, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Glasgow University. Committed to the promotion of good literature, he has helped many writers into print.

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

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