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OPEN BOOK
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Sunday 16:00-16:.30, repeated Thursday 16:00-16:.30, except first Sunday in the month when it is replaced by Book Club
OPEN BOOK
Spotlights new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers, and unearths lost masterpieces.
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MARIELLA FROSTRUP
Mariella Frostrup.
LATEST PROGRAMME
Sunday 26 January 2003
books

This Week

Listen to Tracy Chevalier interview

Listen to Keith Ridgway interview

On the programme this week we'll be talking about the plight of the short story - are reports of its demise premature?

Tracy Chevalier, best selling author of Girl With A Pearl Earring explains her continuing passion for Vermeer and we'll be guiding you through the internet jungle, helping you find the best writers' websites and how to buy books on the internet.

This week's books

The Long Falling
by Keith Ridgway
(Faber and Faber)

The Parts
by Keith Ridgway
(Faber and Faber)


Awards:

Asham Award

Website: Asham Award

  • The biennial short story competition for new women writers
  • Thousands of pounds in prize money to be won
  • Winning stories to be published by Bloomsbury alongside specially commissioned stories by six top novelists
Closing date for entries:
January 31st 2003

For an entry form and further details send an A5 stamped addressed envelope to:

The Administrator,
Asham Literary Endowment Trust,
Southover House,
Southover Road,
Lewes,
East Sussex,
BN7 1DY

V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2003

Website: V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize 2003

A prize of £1,000 will be awarded for an unpublished short story of between 2,000 and 4,000 words.

The closing date is 31st January 2003.

Entries will be judged by Sebastian Barker, editor of The London Magazine, Anne Chisholm and Helen Simpson and the winning story will be published in The London Magazine.

For an entry form please send a self-addressed envelope (C5) to:

the Secretary,
the Royal Society of Literature,
Somerset House,
Strand, London
WC2R 1LA

WHERE TO BUY BOOKS

Website: Amazon

Website: Blackwell

Website: Barnes and Noble

Website: Book Finder

Website: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association

Website: The Booksellers' Association
(The Booksellers' Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Ltd.)

Website: Book Town

Auction sites:

Website: Ebay

Website: QXL

Search engine:

Website: Google

Website: Froogle

WRITERS WEB SITES

Website: Amanda Craig

Website: Jeanette Winterson

Website: Scarlett Thomas

Website: Tracey Chevalier

Website: Aidan Chambers



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