Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

BBC National Short Story Award shortlist unveiled

12th November 2010

The emerging and established authors on the shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award have been named.

David Constantine's 'Tea at the Midland', 'Haywards Heath' by Aminatta Forna and Sarah Hall's 'Butcher's Perfume' are among the works in competition for the GBP 15,000 prize.

'If it Keeps on Raining' by Jon McGregor and Helen Oyeyemi's 'My Daughter the Racist' are the remaining stories on the shortlist.

BBC Radio 4 broadcaster James Naughtie, chair of the judging panel, said that although the 'tastes and stylistic passions' of the judges were different, they all agreed on what made up a good short story.

He commented: 'A short story needs to waste no time. It can't meander, unless the wandering is perfectly controlled and has a hidden purpose.'

Naughtie is joined on the judging panel by author and poet Owen Sheers, Guardian journalist Kamila Shamsie and Di Speirs, the editor of readings at BBC Radio.

Earlier this year, Jeremy Dyson won the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize 2010 for his collection The Cranes that Build the Cranes.
 

Latest Blog
Richard Aronowitz on the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys
25/05/2017

Richard talks about the darkness lurking in his past and its connection to his role as a Nazi loot-hunter at the auction house, Sothebys.

Finding Awe in the Extremes
25/05/2017

Brian describes how his ambivalence at having served in the Iraq war, and the awe to be found in extremes, provided the basis for his novel.

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage Reflects on his Relationship with his Brother, Pete
24/05/2017

On National Brothers Day, Stuart Heritage reflects on fraternal dynamics, how he came to write about the 'whirlwind of aggressive single-mindedness' that is his brother Pete and how their relationship is reflected by that of brothers everywhere.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd