Shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2017.

Jenni Fagan's story is set on a Scottish island where a young woman with vengeance on her mind has a transformative experience. Read by Joanna Vanderham.

Jenni Fagan has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and the James Tait Black Prize for her debut novel The Panoptican (2012). In 2013, she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young British Young Novelists and appointed as a writer-in-residence at the University of Edinburgh.

The five stories in the BBC National Short Story Award 2017 reflected an energy and excitement about short fiction from a generation of the UK's most dynamic, contemporary writers.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 12 Sep 2018 01:00


Role Contributor
ReaderJoanna Vanderham
ProducerElizabeth Allard

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