Waving at the Gardener : The Asham Award Short-Story Collection
'As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world' Virginia Woolf 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. Waving at the Gardener presents the twelve fresh, engaging and original voices shortlisted for the Asham Short-Story Award 2009, as well as four specially commissioned new stories by beloved authors Margaret Atwood, Esther Freud, Alison MacLeod and Yiyun Li.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 128 x 194 x 16mm | 158.76g
- 07 Sep 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
About Kate Pullinger
Kate Pullinger's books include the novels Weird Sister, The Last Time I Saw Jane, Where Does Kissing End? and A Little Stranger, and the short-story collections, My Life as a Girl in a Men's Prison and Tiny Lies. 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.
'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 'A clutch of subtle, sensual stories about love, friendship, motherhood and the destructive habits of chickens Under the circumstances, it's hard not to talent-spot' Observer