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Benjamin Myers, winner of the Tom-Gallon Award 2014

The Tom-Gallon Trust Award

An annual award of £1,000, financed by a bequest made by Miss Nellie Tom-Gallon in memory of her brother.

The award must be made to a writer of fiction who has had at least one short story accepted for publication, and who has serious writing ambitions. The submitted story should be traditional, rather than experimental, in character, and the financial circumstances of the writer should be taken into account. The Tom-Gallon Trust Award was previously awarded biennially alongside the Olive Cook Award. The Olive Cook Award was last awarded in 2010.

Entry for The Tom-Gallon Trust Award 2014 has now closed. Details of the 2015 Award will be posted in due course.

The 2014 Award

Winner: Benjamin Myers for The Folk Song Singer received £1,000.

Runner-up: Claire Harman for Poor Maggie Kirkpatrick received £500.

Judges: Elanor Dymott and Aamer Hussain.


The Tom-Gallon Trust Award is currently generously supported by The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society.




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