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The fourth of five shortlisted stories for the annual prize, chosen from over 680 entries from published writers. Read by Jason Isaacs

Written by an exciting mix of well known and newer writers, the stories range from the contemporary to the fantastical, and from the funny to the intensely moving. They reflect the very best in short story writing in Britain today, and are read by some of the nation's best-known actors.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Oct 2011 14:30

How to apply for the BBC Student Critics’ Award

Student Crititcs' Award

The BBC Student Critics’ Award is a new initiative designed to celebrate the written word

Find out about the Young Writers' Award 2018

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Discover who the judges are and when the shortlist will be announced