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20/02/2017
BBC Radio 4

    Tagged with: Short stories

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    1. Reader in Residence

       Reader in Residence at Orkney Library and Archive, Alison Miller, discusses the life of the Orkney writer George Mackay Brown.

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    2. Commissioning Editor, Radio 4 & 4 Extra

      Caroline Raphael, Commissioner Editor, introduces a season of plays, talks and stories to celebrate 'the Irish Chekhov', playwright Brian Friel.

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    3. Editor, Readings

      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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    4. Editor, Readings

      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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    5. Senior Producer, A&Mi

      Ed's note: You can catch the last two stories from Diving Belles on Radio 4 Extra tonight and tomorrow (timings at the end of the post) but you can hear all five stories for the next five days on the Radio 4 Extra website - PM. Lucy Wood Paul Arnold, 4 Extra presentation producer,...

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    6. Ed's note: If you're quick you can still download this year's winner DW Wilson for free from the Radio 4 podcast page as it's due to expire tomorrow - PM. The 2011 shortlist (l to r): DW Wilson (winner), Alison MacLeod, KJ Orr, MJ Hyland and Jon McGregor I'm not how many of us judge...

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    7. Editor, Readings

      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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    8. From 1949, archive caption reads: "Miss Stevie Smith, poet, one of the finalists in the BBC Third Programme Short Story Competition, reading her story Sunday at Home" Some concern has been expressed about the reduction in the number of short stories on Radio 4 from next April; we will br...

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    9. Editor, Readings

      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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    10. Head of Interactive, Radio 3

      The nice people at Book Trust have sent us some pictures from the awards ceremony Monday night - and there are more here on Flickr. Shortlisted Lionel Shriver's got an excellent piece about short stories in The Independent. She writes: Exchange Rates, short-listed last month for the National S...

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