Winner: Ingrid Persaud - The Sweet Sop
Ingrid Persaud's winning story of emotional blackmail and sweet release. Read by Leemore Marrett Junior.
Ingrid Persaud's winning story of emotional blackmail and sweet release.
Read by Leemore Marrett Junior.
The kindness of strangers and the meaning of home were key themes in the five shortlisted entries for the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.
The 2018 shortlist was unified by the individual power of each writer to convey both the private and the universal experience. Linking the personal and the political, the stories, often inspired by world events from Brexit, immigration to urban gentrification, draw out ideas of community and human connection. Each story is a powerful meditation on a world where displacement and loss seem to be overwhelming but where renewal and hope are infinite.
Producer: Simon Richardson