Nick Mulgrew receives the prestigious Thomas Pringle Short Story Award

Nick Mulgrew's short story "1-HR FOTO" has won the 2016 Thomas Pringle Award for Short Stories.

Nick Mulgrew is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Pringle Award for Short Stories

First presented in 1962, the Thomas Pringle Award recognizes work published in South African newspapers, periodicals and journals.

The award, named after the Scottish abolitionist, is administered by the English Academy of South Africa. A staple in the South African literary sphere, the award for short stories is presented in alternate years with other categories including reviews, educational and literary articles as well as poetry. Previous winners of the award include Nadine Gordimer (1969), Ivan Vladislavic (1994), and Zakes Mda (1998).

Stations, which was also longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize in the U.K., is Muglrew's debut collection. His forthcoming selection of short fiction, The First Law of Sadness, will be published by David Philip in September.