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BBC National Short Story Award 2011

BBC National Short Story Award 2011 [Kindle Edition]

D.W. Wilson , M. J. Hyland , Alison MacLeod , Jon McGregor , K. J. Orr , Sue MacGregor
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‘We are living through a golden moment in the history
of the short story,’ wrote The Guardian recently, and the
annual BBC National Short Story Award is both a testament
to this, and one of the reasons why we are. Now in its sixth
year, the Award supports and showcases Britain’s best new
short fiction and continues to champion the short story as
a central literary form.

Themes of desire, envy and disconnection provide
recurring motifs for the five shortlisted stories presented
here – the extremes that love can endure and what
happens when love is not enough. The panel of judges this
year included novelist Tessa Hadley, novelist and critic
Geoff Dyer, poet and author of Submarine,
Joe Dunthorne and BBC Editor of Readings, Di Speirs.
The panel was chaired by broadcaster Sue MacGregor
who also introduces the selection.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 243 KB
  • Publisher: Comma Press; 1 edition (8 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005M2REGE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 20 Feb 2013
By MarkP
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For me this came across as the literary equivalent of the Tate Modern- pretentious, lacking in substance, and forgettable. I gave up after the first few entries. The sort of book that would be earnestly discussed by the Marlborough-Lite-smoking poseurs in corduroy trousers and tweed sport jackets that you see hanging around the Almeida Theatre.
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