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BBC National Short Story shortlist unveiled

12th September 2011

The shortlist for the 2011 BBC National Short Story Award has been unveiled, with five writers in contention for the GBP 15,000 prize.

Last year's runner-up, Jon McGregor, is once again in the running with 'Wires', while former Man Booker Prize nominee M. J. Hyland has been shortlisted for 'Rag Love'.

D. W. Wilson's 'The Dead Roads', 'The Heart of Denis Noble' by Alison MacLeod and K. J. Orr's 'The Human Circadian Pacemaker' complete the shortlist for the award, the winner of which will be announced on September 26th.

The announcement will be made on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme and broadcaster Sue MacGregor, who will chair the judging panel, said the diversity of the shortlist will make the judging process particularly difficult.

'Two of them are gripping tales of suspense. One may change your mind about luxury ocean-liners and two ponder great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century - proving that on a relatively small canvas a true artist can paint a perfect little picture,' she added.

Each of the shortlisted works will be read aloud on Radio 4 at 15:30 BST every day this week.

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