Is This What You Want?

Is This What You Want? : The Asham Award Short-story Collection

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This is a dazzling, witty and richly varied collection of short stories, which includes contributions by six much-loved writers - Patricia Duncker, Rachel Cusk, Tessa Hadley, Emily Perkins, Nancy Lee and Kate Pullinger - as well as the twelve brand-new voices of those shortlisted for the Asham Short-Story Award 2007. 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 157g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747587124
  • 9780747587125
  • 1,173,566

About Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger's books include the novels A Little Stranger, 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. Kate also writes for digital media; you can find her latest multi-media piece, Inanimate Alice, at She is Reader in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University; she lives in London.
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Praise for the Asham Short-Story Collections: '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 'A timely reminder of the bite-sized pleasures to be tasted and savoured in glittering glimpses of love, loss and dry cleaning' Independent 'An impressive and masterfully edited collection of short stories ... Like a top-notch issue of Granta, this collection is imbued with the edgy zeal and conviction that makes new writers worth reading' Irish Times
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