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The BBC National Short Story Award 2015

The BBC National Short Story Award I often ask myself what makes a story work wrote the great American author Flannery O Connor I have decided that it is probably some action some gesture of a character which is both totally right a

  • Title: The BBC National Short Story Award 2015
  • Author: Allan Little Hilary Mantel Jonathan Buckley Mark Haddon Frances Leviston Jeremy Page
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I often ask myself what makes a story work, wrote the great American author, Flannery O Connor I have decided that it is probably some action, some gesture of a character which is both totally right and totally unexpected one that is both in character and beyond character The five stories shortlisted for this year s BBC National Short Story Award with Book Trus I often ask myself what makes a story work, wrote the great American author, Flannery O Connor I have decided that it is probably some action, some gesture of a character which is both totally right and totally unexpected one that is both in character and beyond character The five stories shortlisted for this year s BBC National Short Story Award with Book Trust all feature people making just such gestures, acting in ways that reach beyond themselves a woman takes refuge from a disastrous relationship by caring for a morbidly obese man parents of a missing girl desperately resort to the services of a woman whose talents they barely credit a middle class resident of a leafy corner of Windsor finds herself caught at a crossroads in history a young man attempts to impress his girlfriend s unconventional parents to excruciating, comic effect and a young woman attempts to stitch together her own approach to life in the face of love In each case we see an individual endeavouring to stand up, to make a difference, to be part of something bigger Now in its tenth year, the BBC National Short Story Award has witnessed a decade of revival for the form, and the stories on this list show just what fine fettle it s in The shortlist was selected by crime writer Ian Rankin, novelist Tash Aw, previous winner Sarah Hall, BBC Books Editor Di Speirs, and former BBC correspondent and journalist Allan Little, who chaired the panel and introduces this collection.

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    1. This is a collection of the five winners of the BBC short story competition for 2015. I read it on the recommendation of a friend, and, though the stories are very different, they are all extremely good reading. They encapsulate the technique of condensing an idea and making every phrase work hard. Yet it's done effortlessly. For some reason there seemed to be a formatting problem with the eBook, resulting in the occasional running together of words - likethis. Not enough to spoil the read, thou [...]

    2. My note in my reading journal on this book is, "what reading is meant to be".Other than Bunny by Mark Haddon which I loathed and only realised after I read it that he was the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime that I also didn't get along with, I enjoyed all the stories to various degrees.All the stories were very different (Do It Now, Jump the Table left me cringing!), and I felt this was a needed book after my long, slow slog through my recent read of The War of the Wor [...]

    3. After reading my first Award book last year I can guarantee I will be buying it each year. Short stories are not a genre that I have ever taken an interest in but the differences between each story makes each one fresh and new.

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