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22/11/2017
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    Di Speirs

    Editor, Readings

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    1. Editor Di Speirs explains how she chose 5 stories from the latest Granta Best of Young British Novelists under 40 list for Book at Bedtime.

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    2. Di Speirs discusses the first ever broadcast version of Sylvia Plath's book 'The Bell Jar', which is Radio 4's Book at Bedtime 11-15th February 2013.

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    3. Editor's note: The International Short Story Award winner was announced this week. Here, Editor of Readings Di Speirs talks about the awards. Find out more on the ISSA webpages. PMcD And so to Freeword on Wednesday night for the 2012 BBC International Short Story Award announcement w...

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    4. Editor's note: The shortlist for the BBC International Short Story Award will be announced on Front Row on Friday 14 September at 7:15pm. Written by an exciting mix of authors, they reflect the very best in short story writing around the world today and can be heard on Radio 4 read by some of th...

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    5. With just a month to go until entries close for this year's BBC International Short Story Award, it's really exciting to see that the Costa Awards too are going to celebrate and reward short story writers next year. It's great news for short story writers and their audiences, and yet more tangi...

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    6. Editor's note: The BBC National Short Story Award in partnership with Booktrust is in full swing. The shortlist was announced last week and this year as well as hearing the finalists on the radio you can download them as podcasts to listen to whenever and wherever you want: in the gym, on the wa...

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    7. It's been a strange week, locked in a studio recording a novel about secrets and conspiracy in Stalinist Russia and then dashing 8 floors up, to conspiratorially huddle over the short list of this year's BBC National Short Story Award intent on ensuring total secrecy until the announcement on Th...

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    8. Editor's note. Update: of course, the award has now been announced. Kate Clanchy is the winner. The Telegraph covered the announcement, as did The Guardian. Congratulations to Kate Clanchy! - SB Not long now until our final meeting in a discreet London venue, to pick this year's winner. Which i...

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    9. Hurrah! At last. After all the waiting, and the reading, and the deliberating we have at last reached the moment when we can reveal this year's short-list of five contenders for the BBC National Short Story Award (BBC NSSA). These five have survived the turbulent and exacting examination of firs...

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    10. Last week we launched the fourth BBC National Short Story Award at a small ceremony at BBC's Broadcasting House in Central London. Amongst the audience were some of this year's judging panel, including Dame Margaret Drabble and Tom Sutcliffe, of Radio 4's Saturday Review, who gave a short but te...

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