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Aminatta Forna discusses the delights of the short story

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First broadcast:
Sunday 19 February 2012

Aminatta Forna explores the delights and challenges of the short story.

Author and creative writing teacher Tessa Hadley discusses the history and development of the short story, from Edgar Allan Poe, through Chekhov, Mansfield and Monroe, and short story writers Helen Simpson and Jon McGregor, along with Deputy Editor of Granta Magazine Ellah Allfrey discuss what makes a great short story.

Producer: Andrea Kidd.


    Lady With Lapdog by A.P. Chekhov.
    Various publishers.

    Married Love by Tessa Hadley.
    Published by Jonathan Cape.

    My Mother's Dream from The Love Of A Good Woman by Alice Munro.
    Published by Vintage.

    The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.
    Various publishers.

    This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Somone Like You by Jon McGregor.
    Published by Bloomsbury.


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