Ka Bradley wins the Harper’s Bazaar 2022 Short Story Prize for ‘Golden Years’

Harper’s Bazaar have announced that the winner of their 2022 Short Story Prize is Kaliane Bradley for ‘Golden Years’, a story about motherhood, cultural heritage, and David Bowie.

The judging panel included Bazaar’s editor-in-chief Lydia Slater, features director Helena Lee and contributing literary editor Erica Wagner, the author Monica Ali, Bloomsbury Publishing’s Alexandra Pringle, and Caroline Michel from the literary agency PFD.

Ali called it “lively, surprising, and perfectly voiced, ‘Golden Years’ is a story that delivers both humour and emotional depth, and does so with great elan,” while Pringle praised the writer’s “truly original voice”.

You can read the announcement and the full story here.