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The Not-Dead and the Saved by Kate Clanchy

Penelope Wilton reads the second of five shortlisted stories for the annual prize, chosen from over 680 entries from published writers.

Written by an exciting mix of well known and newer writers, the stories range from the contemporary to the fantastical, and from the funny to the intensely moving. They reflect the very best in short story writing in Britain today, and are read by some of the nation's best-known actors.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Oct 2011 14:30

We announce the new BBC Young Writer's Award


Seeking out the best young writers in the UK

The 2014 Shortlist

BBC NSSA Montage

Biogs & story trailers for the five shortlisted authors

Celebrating the short story

Celebrating the short story

BBC Arts celebrates the short story with a selection of treats from the archive

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