The final five stories, chosen from over 1400 entries from previously published writers, that have made the short list of the first ever National Short Story Prize.
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Seeking out the best young writers in the UK
Biogs & story trailers for the five shortlisted authors
BBC Arts celebrates the short story with a selection of treats from the archive