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  1. Granta Best of Young British Novelists under 40

    Friday 12 April 2013, 16:35

    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. Book at Bedtime: The Bell Jar

    Monday 4 February 2013, 17:37

    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. International Short Story Award: Winner Announced

    Thursday 4 October 2012, 14:20

    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 which was live...

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  4. BBC International Short Story Award 2012

    Wednesday 12 September 2012, 15:35

    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 the nation...

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  5. The BBC International Short Story Award

    Thursday 26 January 2012, 17:26

    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 tangible...

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  6. The National Short Story Award: Listen to and download the finalists

    Thursday 15 September 2011, 17:00

    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 way to...

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  7. The BBC National Short Story Award 2010

    Monday 15 November 2010, 14:10

    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 Thursday...

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  8. Shrt stry awrd - anncmnt Mnday

    Thursday 3 December 2009, 16:48

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    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 isn't going...

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  9. The BBC National Short Story Award

    Friday 27 November 2009, 19:45

    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 first our...

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  10. The BBC National Short Story Award

    Friday 3 April 2009, 17:36

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    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 telling...

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