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Awards and prizes

Toby's short story 'John and John' won the 2009 Manchester Fiction Prize.

He was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003.

His story 'Call it "The Bug" because I have no time to think of a better title' was shortlisted for the EFG Private Bank Short Story Competition 2012.

His story 'The Changing Room' was shortlisted for the Spread the Word Writing Prize 2012.

His short story collection, Life-Like, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Story Prize 2015 and long listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2015.

In 2015, he was one of the judges on the Wasafiri New Writing Prize.