BBC National Short Story Award

BBC National Short Story Award

The five shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014. Written by an exciting mix of authors, they reflect the very best in short story writing around the country today and will be read by some of the nation's most popular actors.

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  • Kilifi Creek by Lionel Shriver, read by Nancy Crane

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    One of the five shortlisted stories for this year's BBC National Short Story Award, this podcast also includes an interview with the author from Radio 4's Front Row.

    Download 16MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Miss Adele amidst the Corsets by Zadie Smith, read by Noma Dumezweni

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    One of the five shortlisted stories for this year's BBC National Short Story Award, this podcast also includes an interview with the author from Radio 4's Front Row.

    Download 16MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • The Taxidermist's Daughter by Francesca Rhydderch, read by Carys Eleri

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

    Available:
    3 days remaining

    One of the five shortlisted stories for this year's BBC National Short Story Award, this podcast also includes an interview with the author from Radio 4's Front Row.

    Download 32MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • The American Lover by Rose Tremain, read by Rebecca Hall

    Tue, 23 Sep 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

    Available:
    2 days remaining

    One of the five shortlisted stories for this year's BBC National Short Story Award, this podcast also includes an interview with the author from Radio 4's Front Row.

    Download 33MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley, read by Carey Mulligan

    Mon, 22 Sep 14

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    One of the five shortlisted stories for this year's BBC National Short Story Award, this podcast also includes an interview with the author from Radio 4's Front Row.

    Download 30MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

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