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Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 5 [Kindle Edition]

John Arnold , Alys Conran , Ian Richards , Lewis Bardsley , Catherine Bokkers , Lizzie Boyle , Neil Durrant , Kerry Hood
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Book Description

A thrilling cocktail full of verve and invention, these 20 short stories provide a dazzling snapshot of some of the most imaginative and arresting storytellers currently at work. The stories were selected from more than 2,000 entries to the 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize.
Featuring: John Arnold, Lewis Bardsley, Catherine Bokkers, Lizzie Boyle, Alys Conran, Neil Durrant, Kerry Hood, Tracey Iceton, Avril Joy, Danielle McLaughlin, Christopher Parvin, Angela Readman, Ian Richards, Ethel Rohan, Samantha Short, William Telford, Ellie Walsh, Melanie Whipman, Hilary Wilce, Samuel Wright

"Now in its fifth year, the Bristol Short Story Prize is establishing itself as a significant award with an eye for good stories. The tales on this year’s shortlist (anthologised in this volume) are no exception." David Hebblethwaite Fiction Uncovered

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 774 KB
  • Print Length: 165 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bristol Review of Books (14 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Y2YKES
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Lizzie Boyle is a writer of fiction and comics.

Her short fiction was published in the Bristol Short Story Prize anthology in 2012 and she has been shortlisted for the Fish Publishing Short Story Prize, the Flash500 Flash Fiction Competition and the From Short Story Competition.

She has produced two short comic anthologies - Lost: Boys and How to Kill Bears - and has also been published in FutureQuake's Something Wicked, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, Hallowscream and Disconnected Issues 1 and 2.

You can read more of her work at or follow her on Twitter: @lizzieboylesays.

August 2013

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Mixed Bag 31 Dec. 2012
By Gypsy
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I thought this anthology was a mixed bag of brilliance mixed up with some pretentious clap-trap. Here's the thing: most readers want to just get on with reading a well-written story.
The winning story: Naked as Eve was a worthy winner. The other stories that stayed with me were: Going Grapefruit and I Once Knew Salman Rushdie. The anthology was worth buying for these stories alone.
My final comment is that these stories are supposed to be fiction and Running to Nuthin' is essentially Hank Skinner's story, lifted from the Channel 4 documentary series: death-row. Obviously none of the judges watched that series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A few stand-outs 4 Dec. 2012
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A bit hit-and-miss and a similar 'feel' to many of the stories - as though the writers had been on the same writing course. Bit too slick and middle-class. The only two that stood out for me were 'Going Grapefruit' by Ian Richards and 'People Like Her' by Kerry Hood for their original language and characters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much emphasis on style 14 May 2014
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I found most of the short stories in this anthology to be strong on style and creative writing skill but rather short on meaningful content and not engaging. It's all a matter of personal taste, I suppose.

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