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The Goose Father, by Krys Lee

Krys Lee's tale about loneliness, ambition and desire follows a Seoul businessman who has his eyes opened to intriguing new possibilities when he takes in a young tenant and his pet goose.

Read by David K. S. Tse
Abridged by Miranda Davies
Produced by Gemma Jenkins

The second of the ten stories on the shortlist for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012. The BBC Short Story Award is well established as one of the most prestigious for a single short story. The Award is celebrating the Olympic year by going global, and for one year only it reflects the richness and versatility of the short story internationally, with a shortlist of ten rather than the usual five. The winner and the runner-up will be announced live on Front Row on Tuesday, 2nd October. The story will be available as a free download following broadcast.

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30 minutes

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Tue 18 Sep 2012 15:30

Winner from 2016


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

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Celebrating the short story

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