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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.
 

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