BBC National Short Story Award
Front Row announces the winners of the 2017 BBC National Short Story and Young Writers' Award live from the Radio Theatre.
Join John Wilson for a celebration of the power and possibilities of the short story as Chair of Judges Joanna Trollope announces the winner of the 2017 BBC National Short Story Award live from the Radio Theatre.
The judging panel Eimear McBride, Jon McGregor and Sunjeev Sahota discuss the merits of the entries from the shortlisted authors. In contention for the £15,000 prize are Helen Oyeyemi, Benjamin Markovits, Cynan Jones, Jenni Fagan and Will Eaves.
Radio 1 presenter Alice Levine will also announce the winner of the BBC Young Writers' Award and consider the strengths and emerging themes of the stories with fellow judge, the best-selling author Holly Bourne.
The BBC National Short Story Award is presented in conjunction with BookTrust.
Presenter : John Wilson
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.
NSSA: the judges and the shortlist
The Young Writers' Award 2017
The NSSA 2017 winner
NSSA 2017 Winner
NSSA 2017 shortlisted authors
The stories shortlisted for NSSA 2017 are:
"Murmur" by Will Eaves
"The Waken" by Jenni Fagan
"The Edge of the Shoal" by Cynan Jones
"The Collector" by Benjamin Markovits
"If a book is locked there’s probably a good reason for that, don’t you think?" by Helen Oyeyemi
Main image above: the shortlisted authors - from Left: Helen Oyeyemi, Cynan Jones, Jenni Fagan, Will Eaves, Benjamin and Markovits
Image to the left: the NSSA 2017 logo
Young Writers' Award 2017
The YWA 2017 shortlist:
‘Wolf’ by Matt Coleclough, 17, from Bristol
‘Decisions’ by Miranda Crawford, 14, from Datchet
‘Something Wicked, Something Wild’ by Victoria Knight, 18, from Solihull
‘The Roses’ by Elizabeth Ryder, 17, from Oxfordshire
‘Sunflowers’ by Abiah Wyatt, 17, from Cornwall
The winning story can be heard on Alice Levine's Radio One show from 1300- 1600 on 07 October 2017, read by Tuppence Middleton.
Role Contributor Presenter John Wilson Interviewed Guest Joanna Trollope Interviewed Guest Eimear McBride Interviewed Guest Jon McGregor Interviewed Guest Sunjeev Sahota Interviewed Guest Alice Levine Interviewed Guest Nikesh Shukla Interviewed Guest Holly Bourne Producer Dymphna Flynn