Front Row - John Cale; BBC International Short Story Award
Clive Anderson, chair of judges, announces the contenders for the BBC International Short Story Award. Plus musician John Cale and the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize.
With John Wilson.
Clive Anderson, the chair of judges and fellow judge Anjani Joseph announce the 10 contenders for the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award. All the stories can be heard on Radio 4 from 17 - 28 September, and each writer will be interviewed on Front Row, starting tonight with the author of the story to be broadcast on Monday afternoon.
The ten shortlisted stories for the BBC International Short Story Award are:
Escape Routes, by Lucy Caldwell The Goose Father, by Krys Lee Sanctuary, by Henrietta Rose-Innes Even Pretty Eyes Commit Crimes, by MJ Hyland Black Voda, by Deborah Levy East Of The West, by Miroslav Penkov A Lovely And Terrible Thing, by Chris Womersley In The Basement, by Adam Ross Before He Left The Family, by Carrie Tiffany The iHole, by Julian Gough
Musician John Cale first entered the spotlight as a member of The Velvet Underground in the mid-1960s. Cale, who celebrated his 70th birthday this year, is about to release a new disc, Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood. He reflects on his troubled Welsh childhood, his current feelings about his musical past, and whether he would work again with Lou Reed.
The John Moores Painting Prize is a long-standing award, with past winners including David Hockney and Richard Hamilton. The presentation of the £25,000 first prize signals the start of the Liverpool Biennial which opens tomorrow. John talks to this year's winner and to George Shaw - one of this year's judges - who was himself a John Moores Painting Prize winner in 1999.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson.