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The BBC National Short Story Award 2021

ed. James Runcie

The sixteenth annual BBC National Short Story Award returns to showcase the finest exponents of the form in Britain today.

The Book of Reykjavik

ed. Becca Parkinson, Vera Juliusdottir

Ten stories about the capital of Iceland, translated into English for the first time. Featuring a foreword by award-winning author Sjon.

Refugee Tales: Volume IV

ed. David Herd, Anna Pincus

In a difficult year marked by divisive politics, ongoing Brexit negotiations, and a global pandemic, the plight of the refugee has been dropped from the front pages. But as the coronavirus death toll rises, the cost of denial and indecision is paid by real people

The Book of Venice

ed. Orsola Casagrande

A varied and expansive look at one of the world’s oldest tourist and cultural centres.

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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.

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?

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.

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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