The BBC National Short Story Award

The BBC National Short Story Award

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The Numbers, an eerie tale of life on a remote Scottish island, has added 15,000 to Clare Wigfall's bank balance after winning the world's most lucrative prize for a single short story, the BBC National Short Story award.Jane Gardam was named as runnerup for The People on Privilege Hill, earning her 3,000. The three remaining authors on the shortlist - Richard Beard, Erin Soros and Adam Thorpe - will all receive 500.Announcing the winners, chair of the judging panel, broadcaster and writer Martha Kearney, said: It's exciting that a relatively unknown voice, in fact the youngest writer on our shortlist, has distinguished herself amongst some very well known authors as a leading talent in the world of storytelling."
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 113 x 177mm
  • Short Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906021600
  • 9781906021603
  • 1,672,999

About Cecily Gayford

Martha Kearney is a British broadcaster and journalist. From 1998 she was a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4's long-running Woman's Hour. In 2000 she became Political Editor of Newsnight on BBC Two. She is currently the lead presenter of Radio 4's lunchtime news and current affairs programme The World at One and remains an occasional presenter on Newsnight Review.
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