Don't Know A Good Thing : The Asham Award Collection
'As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world' Virginia Woolf Our world has been conjured by the talented writers collected here. These wonderful and evocative stories have a truly international flavour, taking us from icy Alaska to the burnt outback of Australia, and include tales of murder, loss of innocence, revenge, heroism and hope. This vibrant collection contains new stories by Helen Dunmore, Trezza Azzopardi, Helen Simpson, Louise Doughty, Marina Warner and Lynne Truss plus twelve stories from the unpublished writers who were shortlisted for the Asham Short-Story Prize 2005. Asham House in Sussex was once home to Virginia and Leonard Woolf and is the inspiration behind the Asham Award. Launched in 1996 to support and encourage new writers, it is Britain's only prize for short stories by women.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 129 x 198 x 133mm | 244g
- 03 Apr 2006
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
"The writing is top quality, regardless of the individual authors fame, and there s something here for everyone." (Glamour)
Praise for Shoe Fly Baby: 'The writing is top quality, regardless of the individual authors' fame, and there's something here for everyone' Glamour 'One of the most pleasurable aspects of this anthology is its combining of excellent new stories alongside the work of newcomers' The Times
About Kate Pullinger
Kate Pullinger's books include the novels Weird Sister, The Last Time I Saw Jane and Where Does Kissing End? and the short-story collections, My Life as a Girl in a Men's Prison and Tiny Lies. Her most recent novel, A Little Stranger, will be published in 2006. Kate also writes for film and radio as well as for digital media; you can find her latest multi-media piece, The Breathing Wall, at www.katepullinger.com. She is currently the Royal Literary Fund's Virtual Fellow and teaches on the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia.