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The BBC National Short Story Award 2019

ed. Nikki Bedi

Featuring the five stories shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2019, the 14th year of the UK's most prestigious short story prize.

The Dressing-Up Box

David Constantine

Much-anticipated fifth collection by decorated short story writer, previous winner of the BBC National Short Story Award and the Frank O‘Connor International Short Story Award.

Palestine + 100

ed. Basma Ghalayini

Palestine + 100 poses a question to contemporary Palestinian writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people after the Israeli War of Independence?

The Sea Cloak

Nayrouz Qarmout

A collection of stories from an exciting female Palestinian writer, translated from Arabic into English for the first time.

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Refugee Tales

ed. David Herd, Anna Pincus

Fourteen stories exploring real life refugee experiences, told in the style of the Canterbury Tales

The Iraqi Christ

Hassan Blasim

From legends of the desert to horrors of the forest, Blasim’s stories blend the fantastic with the everyday, the surreal with the all-too-real.

In Another Country: Selected Stories

David Constantine

Gathering together stories from over two decades of writing, this selection demonstrates why Constantine has been hailed as ‘perhaps the finest of contemporary writers in this form’. Featuring the story that inspired the motion picture, 45 Years.

Protest: Stories of Resistance

ed. Ra Page

The paperback edition of our bestselling anthology of British protest inspired short stories.

Reading The City

Celebrating the best short stories from cities in the UK and from around the world.

Breaking The Genre

Literary interventions into science, horror, crime and history.

BBC Short Story Award

Now in its thirteenth year, the Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story.

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