The BBC National Short Story Award 2011
Edited by Sue MacGregor
‘We are living through a golden moment in the history of the short story,’ wrote The Guardian recently, and the annual BBC National Short Story Award is both a testament to this, and one of the reasons why we are. Now in its sixth year, the Award supports and showcases Britain’s best new short fiction and continues to champion the short story as a central literary form.
Themes of desire, envy and disconnection provide recurring motifs for
the five shortlisted stories presented here – the extremes that love can
endure and what happens when love is not enough. The panel of judges
this year included novelist Tessa Hadley, novelist and critic Geoff
Dyer, poet and author of Submarine, Joe Dunthorne and BBC Editor of
Readings, Di Speirs. The panel was chaired by broadcaster Sue MacGregor
who also introduces the selection.
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- 10 Sep 2011