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The fourth of five shortlisted stories for the annual prize, chosen from over 680 entries from published writers. Read by Jason Isaacs

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

Tue 4 Oct 2011 14:30

Winners announced


14 year old Lizzie Freestone has won the BBC Young Writers' Award 2016

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About the BBC National Short Story Award

Celebrating the short story

Celebrating the short story

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