Ass announced by Booktrust:
An explosive and diverse set of stories from six award-winning authors make up the shortlist for The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2013. Two of the stories - from Pulitzer Prize-winning Junot Díaz and Sarah Hall - tackle the dangerous power of unusual sexual relationships, whilst the entries from Mark Haddon and Cynan Jones explore the implications of violence.
The impressive shortlist is rounded off with a nimble and moving science-fiction tale from Toby Litt and a magical modern fable from Ali Smith.
The six shortlisted writers and the titles of their short stories are:
Junot Díaz - 'Miss Lora'
Mark Haddon - 'The Gun'
Sarah Hall - 'Evie'
Cynan Jones - 'The Dig'
Toby Litt - 'Call it "The Bug" Because I Have No Time to Think of a Better Title'
Ali Smith - 'The Beholder'