K.J. Orr

K J Orr was born in London. Light Box, her first collection of short stories, was published in February 2016. Her short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and published by The Dublin Review, The White Review, Lighthouse, Daunt Books and The Sunday Times Magazine online, among others. She has been shortlisted for awards including the BBC National Short Story Award, the Bridport, and the Asham. She studied at St. Andrews, UEA, and Chichester, and has published essays and reviews in Poetry Review, the TLS and The Guardian, among others.

Anthologies featuring K.J. Orr

The BBC National Short Story Award 2011

The 2011 edition of the celebrated BBC National Short Story Award, featuring the authors D.W. Wilson, Jon McGregor, M.J. Hyland and more.


Short stories from an A-Life Future, inspired by the vway we interact with technology, the roles we adopt in an increasingly ‘intelligent’ environment, and how we interface with each other.


14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century.

The BBC National Short Story Award 2016

Now in its eleventh year, this highly anticipated collection celebrates the very best in contemporary British fiction with an all-female shortlist of renowned authors, who explore the short story form in spectacular fashion.