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The Dead Roads by D W Wilson

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 September 2011

The fifth story in contention for this major award is by D W Wilson. Violence threatens to break out as three friends road trip across Canada.

Reader: Trevor White
Abridger: Alison Joseph
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Established and newer writers bring an exciting mix of short fiction to Radio 4. Now in its sixth year the BBC National Short Story Award is an exciting annual award that celebrates the best of the contemporary British short story. The five stories shortlisted for the award will be announced on the evening of Friday, 9th September, on Radio 4's flagship arts programme Front Row, and the winning entry live from the award ceremony on Monday, 26th September.


The BBC NSSA Shortlist - 2014

BBC NSSA Montage

Biogs & story trailers for the five shortlisted authors

BBC Arts Celebrates the Short Story

Short stories

Newly released short story favourites from the archive


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    BBC National Short Story Award

    The five shortlisted stories for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014. Written by an exciting mix…

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